Items That May Impact/Reduce Your Award


  • IRA or pension distributions (excluding rollovers in base year)

  • Capital gains

  • Business draws not included as taxable income

  • Support from family members (untaxed income)

  • Parent’s remarriage

  • S-corp, Corp and/or partnership distributions


  • Students attending graduate or professional school

  • Students not attending eligible title IV school

  • A sibling turning 24, even if that sibling still receives parental support

Assets and Investments

  • Acquisition of assets or investments

  • Moving out of primary residence but still owning the home

  • Parent’s remarriage