Answer: No. The student should not ask his mother to complete the FAFSA.  He qualifies as an unaccompanied homeless youth and is independent for the FAFSA. If he cannot produce verification from a liaison or shelter, then the financial aid administrator (FAA) at his school MUST make the determination. A simple interview with the student is all the FAA needs to make the determination. This is all on page 121 of the Application and Verification Guide.

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