My 21 year daughter moved to her Dad's house in Florida in September of 2015 (I live in Illinois) and I claimed her on my 2015 tax return. She is applying to a state college in Florida for the fall of 2017, she currently goes to the junior college in Florida so I presume she will be claimed by her dad in 2016 as a dependent. My question is when she fills out the Fasfa on 10/1/16, will she use mine or her dads information? Both of us have remarried but I believe his income is less than mine since he is self employed.
This issue is so complicated, and I have written about it before. It is like untangling spaghetti! Here is a link to the best article on the subject. It’s on a great website, www.Finaid.org. But click the blue link to go directly to the article. And read it carefully!