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Verifying Household Size

AwardYear: 1997-1998
ChapterNumber: 2
ChapterTitle: Required Verification Items And Acceptable Documentation
Section: Verifying Household Size
PageNumber:


[[Signed statement in lie of completed worksheet]]
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 at least one of the
applicant's parents, for dependent students), listing the names of the
household members, their relationships 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,*3* if they received or will receive
MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support*4* from the
applicant's parents between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998

- the APPLICANT'S CHILDREN, if they received or will receive
MORE THAN ONE-HALF of their support from the applicant's
parents between July 1, 1997 and June 30, 1998

- 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 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 from, the applicant's parents at the
time of application and will continue to receive that support from
July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998


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, 1997 and June 30, 1998

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

- OTHER PERSONS, if they live with the applicant and receive
MORE THAN HALF their support from the applicant's household
at time of application and will continue to receive that support
from July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998


When Verification of Household Size is Not Required

You do not have to verify household size in the following situations:

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

- The household size is the same as the number reported for, and
verified in, the previous award year.

- For dependent applicants: The parents are married, and the
household size reported on the output document is three; or the
parent is single, divorced, separated, or widowed, and the
household size reported is two.

- For independent applicants: The applicant is married, and the
household size reported is two; or the applicant is single, divorced,
separated, or widowed, and the household size reported is one.

Last Modified: 07/28/1998