Dependency

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Dependency refers to the determination of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applicant as dependent or independent. A dependent student is one who does not meet any of the criteria for an independent student. An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or a risk of becoming homeless.

Metadata
Where Term Appears
CSUMB Data Warehouse Dashboards:
Data Owner
Financial Aid Office
Data Source
Source System:CMS - SA
Source Table Name:PSXLATITEM
Source Field Name:XLATLONGNAME
Census Process:No
Logical Transformation / Calculation
N/A
OBIEE Folder and Column
Folder Heading:"CSU Financial Aid ISIR"
Column Heading:"Dependency"

Examples

Examples of Dependency values include:

  • Dependent Reject No EFC
  • Dependent w/Primary EFC
  • Independent Reject No EFC
  • Independent w/Primary EFC
  • Not Applicable
  • Unspecified

EFC = Expected Family Contribution.

Related Terms

Definition Source

"Dependency Status - The determination of a FAFSA applicant as dependent or independent."

"Dependent Student - A student who does not meet any of the criteria for an independent student. An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless."[1]

References

  1. Financial Aid. Financial Aid Glossary. CSUMB Website. Retrieved from: https://csumb.edu/financialaid/financial-aid-glossary