Verification requirements for TRIO vary depending on whether students are independent or dependent. A list of federal criteria for independent student status is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
You are considered an independent student if any of the following pertain to you: you are age 24 or older, married or emancipated; have children; served in the military; you were not required to include parental income when filling out the FAFSA. If you are in this category, please choose "Independent Student" below. Parent/Guardian information is not needed to complete this form.
You are considered a dependent student under the following: you are younger than age 24, unmarried or not emancipated; you were required to include parental income when filling out the FAFSA. If you are in this category, please choose "Dependent Student" below and have your parent/guardian complete the following pages.