Okay I realize it is way past the deadline for all schools but I applied late in the cycle and am just now hearing back. Here's my situation, I didn't file a FAFSA because I didn't actually know if I would be an undergrad this fall. I'm getting married in June and so after talking to the financial aid office at my undergrad school I decided it would be better for me to wait until I get married and file then because my mom's income would no longer count. Come to find out I am graduating (an issue with some classes I needed to take and will hopefully be attending law school in the fall.) Now after reading some of these posts I think I would be considered independent anyway as I am 23, will be 24 this year. So I guess I could go and fill it our right now and it would only be my income, not my moms and not my future husband's. The issue with that is that I haven't worked at all for the past year. I have no W2s, I have been living at home. Yes, I know, slacker, but I was taking advantage of my mom telling me my job was school. So can I really file a FAFSA as an independent if I'm not filing taxes and have had no income? I have filed taxes in the past, this past year is an exception. I am so confused!