On this website, I do not always get to give good news, and I am afraid that this is one of these times.
Please understand that FAFSA follows a different
, and sometimes not entirely reasonable set of laws when determining when someone is dependent, or not. See here
Unless one of the factors apply to you, you are not seen as independent for FAFSA's purposes. As such, your grandparents (lawfully your legal guardians) qualify as parents and thus, you are seen as dependent
. I am sorry.
Ergo, even if they are not "responsible" for you, for purposes of FAFSA, you are a dependent.
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