With the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA, the Defense Of Marriage Act, many may be wondering how that decision will impact Federal Student Financial Aid. Earlier this Spring the US Department of Education announced that it would no longer discriminate against same sex families and prevent the inclusion of both parent's information in determining the student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) via the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning with the
2014-2015 academic year. So DOMA will have minimal impact to families of same sex parents going forward. Those applying for federal and state financial aid this year are not required to include the information of both parents, unless they are married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage.
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