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Verifying Household Size

AwardYear: 1995-1996
ChapterNumber: 2
ChapterTitle: Required Verification Items And Acceptable Documentation
Section: Verifying Household Size
PageNumber:


As explained below, an applicant's household size generally includes
any persons who are dependents of, or who receive more than half of
their support from, the applicant's household. If the applicant
completed a verification worksheet, no further documentation for
this item is required. However, in lieu of the worksheet, you may
accept a statement signed by the applicant and spouse (for
independent students) or signed by the applicant and at least one of
the applicant's parents (for dependent students), listing the names of
the household members, their relationship to the applicant, and their
ages.


For Dependent Applicants

For federal student aid purposes, the following persons may be
included in the household size of the dependent applicant:

- the APPLICANT

- the APPLICANT'S PARENTS, excluding a parent not living in
the household as a result of death, separation, or divorce

- the APPLICANT'S SIBLINGS,*5* if they received or will
receive MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support*6* from the
applicant's parents between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1996

- the APPLICANT'S CHILDREN, if they received or will receive
MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support*6* from the
applicant's parents between July 1, 1995 and June 30, 1996

- the APPLICANT'S PARENTS' UNBORN CHILD AND/OR
THE APPLICANT'S UNBORN CHILD, if that child will be
born before or in the award year and the applicant's parents will
provide MORE THAN ONE-HALF of the child's support*6*
from the projected date of birth to the award year's end

- OTHER PERSONS, if they live with and receive MORE THAN
ONE-HALF of their support*6* from the applicant's parents at
the time of application and will continue to receive that support
from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996

For Independent Applicants

The following persons may be included in the household size of the
independent applicant:

- the APPLICANT

- the APPLICANT'S SPOUSE, excluding a spouse not living in
the household as a result of death, separation, or divorce

- the APPLICANT'S DEPENDENT CHILDREN, if they received
or will receive MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support from
the applicant's household between July 1, 1995 and June 30,
1996

- the APPLICANT'S UNBORN CHILD, if that child will be born
before or in the award year and the applicant's household will
provide MORE THAN ONE-HALF of the child's support from
the projected date of birth to the end of the award year

- OTHER PERSONS, if they live with the applicant and receive
MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support from the applicant's
household at the time of application and will continue to receive
that support from July 1, 1995 through June 30, 1996


When Verification of Household Size Is Not Required

You do not have to require the verification of household size in the
following situations:

- if the student's valid federal output document (SAR or ISIR--see
definitions on p. 4) is received within 90 days of the date the
application was signed

- if the currently reported household size is the same as the
number reported for (and verified in) the previous award year

- for dependent applicants, if the parent is single, divorced,
separated or widowed and the reported household size is two
(or, if the parents are married and the reported household size is
three)

- for independent applicants, if the applicant is single, divorced,
separated or widowed and the reported household size is one
(or, if the applicant is married and the reported household size
is two)

Last Modified: 06/11/1998