As determined by a court in your state of legal residence, are you or were you an emancipated minor?
This is question 54 on the paper FAFSA.
Check the box if you can provide a copy of a court's decision that as of today you are an emancipated minor.
Also check the box if you can provide a copy of a court's decision that you were an emancipated minor immediately before you reached the age of being an adult in your state. The court must be located in your state of legal residence at the time the court's decision was issued.
If you are still a minor and the court decision is no longer in effect or the court decision was not in effect at the time you became an adult, do not check the box.
Note: The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to provide additional information such as a copy of the court's decision.