My family has this little issue right now and I'm hoping that somebody can offer me some info.
Trying to make a long story short here...
My 22yr-old brother was kicked out of my mom's house when he was 19 or so because he became an alcoholic. We (BD and I) took him in for awhile until things got out of hand. We couldn't handle him anymore and he was taken to a homeless shelter (I know that sounds horrible, but I can't really go into details right now). Anyway... he was there for 3 months and I have to say it was the best thing for him. He has totally turned around and my mom has taken him back in. He has been living with her for 9 months now and things are going great.
He works full-time, but he really wants to go to college (community college). He sees that my schooling is completely paid for (by means of scholarships and grants) and he is trying to get some financial aid for himself. He pays my mom rent and everything. He's completely independent, but FAFSA still wants my mom's income info because he is still considered a dependent for a couple more years.
Now they are worried because my mom made a little under $50,000 last year. Should they even bother filling out the FAFSA? Will he get any aid?