HelloFeminists Posted February 3, 2009 Share Posted February 3, 2009 Hey everyone, So, because of the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA], i.e. the fact that the federal government refuses to recognize same-sex marriage, I'm not "allowed" to check "married" on my FAFSA form. I have to say I'm "single". Of course, the programs I'm applying to indicate that married students get larger financial aid packages for obvious reasons. All the programs I'm applying to are in CA, and I've heard on finaid.org that California and Massachusetts both offer supplemental forms to the FAFSA to show that someone is married or in a domestic partnership even though the feds won't recognize it. I know I need to contact all the financial aid departments at all my programs to get more info on this / find out where said forms are, but have any of you had to deal with this? If so, did you actually get adequate funding? It's just so frustrating to even have to encounter this kind of problem. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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