The Denial of Parent Support policy applies to certain students who are applying for financial aid. If a student’s parents refuse to provide financial information on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), the student may be eligible for additional federal student aid. However, in order to qualify for this additional aid, the student must meet certain requirements, such as being able to demonstrate that they have tried to obtain the necessary information from their parents and that they are not receiving any significant financial support from them. While this requirement can be difficult for some students to navigate, it is designed to ensure that those who truly need financial aid are able to receive it, even if their parents are unwilling or unable to contribute.

By completing the denial of parent support appeal, it allows the student to receive dependent unsubsidized loan limits based on their grade level. The student would not be eligible for federal or institutional grants.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid if you are interested in learning more.