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Who is my "parent" when I file the FAFSA?

If your parents are living and married to each other, answer the questions about them. If your parents are living together and are not married, but meet the criteria in your state for common-law marriage, answer the questions about both of them. If your parent is widowed or single, answer the questions about that parent. If your widowed parent is remarried as of the day that you complete the FAFSA, answer the questions about that parent and the person whom your parent married (your stepparent). If your parents are divorced or separated, answer the questions about the parent whom you lived with or the parent who provided greater financial support over the last 12 months.

The following people are not considered your parents unless they have legally adopted you: grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, older siblings, uncles or aunts.