Rising Star: FAQs
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Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to process my Rising Star application?

I have received my letter and certificate stating that I am a Rising Star student, what do I do?

Iím planning to go to a 4-yr. college/university in the fall.
Can I use Rising Star during the summer to pay for a couple of classes?


I need help filling out my FAFSA, and would like to schedule an appointment. What do I need to bring with me?

My parents did not file income taxes because they donít have a social. Can I still apply for financial aid?

I donít live with my parents. Do I still have to use their tax information?

My grandmother/sister/boyfriend, etc. claimed me on their taxes. Do I need to use their tax info?

My parents wonít give me their tax information. What can I do?

Who is considered part of my household?

What if my family income status has changed (i.e. loss of employment, death or illness of a parent) since previous tax year?