For the 2012-2013, school year, a student is considered to be dependent for the purpose of receiving federal student aid if he/she can answer "no" to all of the following questions:
If the student is dependent, then the student and the studentís parents are expected to complete the FAFSA and share the responsibility to pay for educational costs*. If the student is independent and not married, only the student is responsible for paying educational expenses and only the studentís information needs to be provided on the FAFSA. If the student is married, both the student and the spouseís income and asset information must be provided and are used in calculating the Expected Family Contribution.
*Parental information must be provided by your birth parents or adoptive parents. Parental information cannot be provided by grandparents, legal guardians, or foster parents.
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.