The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) isn’t just for students seeking federal financial aid. It’s also used by colleges and universities, professional schools and scholarship programs to contextualize your financial need.
In most cases, graduate and professional students are considered independent students in terms of the FAFSA, meaning they aren’t required to provide their parents’ financial or tax information. However, in some cases students should include their parents information if possible to qualify for the most accurate financial consideration. The financial aid office can help you determine what information you should include.