This question is asked to determine if you are considered a dependent or an emancipated minor. An emancipated minor is a student who has been legally removed from his biological parents’ custody through a court order, gets married, or enters military service.
Emancipated minors are not necessarily considered to be independent students, if they do not meet the criteria listed previously in question 43. They are expected to provide parents' financial information in the FAFSA regardless of the circumstance. However, in some cases, you may be able to work with your financial aid office to override your dependency status.
You will select “Yes” if you are an emancipated minor and "No" if you do not meet the above criteria.