I'm in a similar situation. My parents make quite enough to screw me on financial aid. Look on the needaccess site to see which schools use their service. I think that if the school uses needaccess, you need to fill out that paperwork before you will get a financial aid decision. Sucks for us, since we'll have to pay what our parents are expected to contribute.
So, they just ASSUME that the parents will contribute a certain amount or percentage? There's no way for overriding that assumption and making it clear that parents will do no such thing? That's completely asinine if that's the case. Maybe I could call and tell the school in particular not to take parents' income into account since they won't be contributing. Grrr.