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Always count yourself as a college student. Do not include your parents. Do not include siblings who are in U.S. military service academies. You may include others only if they will attend, at least half-time in 2016-2017, a program that leads to a college degree or certificate.
Questions in this group inquire about who specifically resides in your household/home.
In this section, you will also be asked to clarify which of the people who reside in your household / home are or will currently attend either college or a degree seeking program in the upcoming academic year.
You will want to list the number of people living in your household/home, beginning with yourself, then your parent(s), and any other siblings or relatives for whom your parent(s) pay 50% or more of their financial support. The persons listed on your parents’ Federal tax return as dependents will give you an idea of who can be considered as counted in your household/home.
When asked to list the people in your household / home who are or are planning to attend college or seek a degree in the upcoming academic year, begin by counting yourself, but also include any siblings who will attend and be enrolled as part-time students, as well. You do not want to include your parents in this section, even if they are in college or a degree-seeking program. Adults who have already earned a degree, are in graduate or professional programs, or who are over the age of 24 will not be counted as simultaneously being in college during the same period as you. (This applies even if your parents are helping to pay their educational costs).
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