Author Topic: Pell Grant- Child support question  (Read 1306 times)


  • Stubble
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Pell Grant- Child support question
« on: September 30, 2014, 08:47:50 PM »
I can't seem to find the answer to my question on any websites, Fafsa site included.

My almost 18 year old is hoping to go to a university when she is 19. She is currently attending CC through her high school for free. My daughter's father is deceased so no help there.

I'm married now and we only have my husbands income to support us. I know it is law to include this income on the fafsa.

What I do not understand is the fact that he pays out child support to his ex-wife. Does this reduce his AGI, and therefore would reduce our EFC?
The 2 kids he pays support for are a few years away from college but I don't believe we can include them as members of our current household due to us not paying for more then half their support?

Thanks for any help with this question.


  • 5 O'Clock Shadow
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Re: Pell Grant- Child support question
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2014, 10:21:08 PM »
I would contact the school's financial aid office. I am sure they get questions like this all the time.