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If you are applying for federal student aid only, you may skip the following questions:

If you are an independent student you are not required to provide the parents' information, and you may skip the questions about the parents' household and finances.

Note: Some colleges may require an independent student to provide parental information. Check with the Financial Aid Administrator at your college to see if your parental information is required.

If you (and your spouse or your parents, if applicable) meet certain income and tax filing conditions, you may be able to skip the following questions about assets:

Some states may require you to answer these questions to be considered for state aid. Based on your answer to the state of legal residence question, FAFSA on the Web will automatically present these questions to you if your state agency requires that they be answered.

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