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There is an appeals process available through FAFSA, but it is not easy, because financial aid requires parental income be included in the support calculations. She would have to get her legal emancipation from the court and would have to attach that to the FAFSA with a letter explaining her parents provide zero support for any of her living expenses or educational expenses and will have to appeal to FAFSA to waive the parental income requirement on the FAFSA. It also requires her to spend some time on the phone with FAFSA through the US Department of Education to get them to enter the information into the computer because her trying to fill this out online will not work as their system will not allow completion of the process without the parental income information.