By Darcie Wasinger (Contact)
To be delivered to: The California State House, The California State Senate, Governor Jerry Brown, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama
The current age to have automatic independent status to receive financial aid is 24. We would like to lower that age to 21 to accommodate more students who are currently unable to qualify for financial aid because they have to file as a dependent. Students should not be denied access to education based on their parents income when they can determine their independence prior to age 24.
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