Dependency Status Change Request

​At Dallas College, the only exceptions to the dependency rules for financial aid are those rare instances where it can be proven and documented that there has been a “total breakdown” in the student-parent relationship. Some examples of “total breakdown” include parental abandonment, or the removal of the student from the home due to an abusive environment.

If you believe that you have experienced a total break in the relationship with your parent, contact the Financial​ A​id Office to see if you are eligible to complete a Special Case form about your change in dependency status.