Criteria and Verification
When completing the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid ("FAFSA")
- Select “Yes” if you can provide a copy of a court’s decision that you meet the legal criteria to be considered an emancipated minor .
- The court must be located in your state of legal residence AND the judge must have adjudicated your status BEFORE your 18th birthday.. For further clarification of this requirement, refer to the Department of Education's 2010-2011 Application and Verification Guide, Chapter 2, page AVG-28
- Loyola University New Orleans will require all applicants to provide a copy of the court order to document their status.
- Statements that a parent and student may sign in front of a notary public in the state of Louisana to allow the limited emancipation of a minor are not sufficient for the purposes of Title IV federal aid programs.
- Guidance from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (December 2008)
- What is an "Emancipated Minor"?
- Emancipation in the United States Fact Sheet from the Juvenile Law Center
Updated March 29, 2011