My question involves emancipation laws for the State of: Colorado
I've read the law and more info on the Colorado Courts page. My question is actually related to filling out FAFSA.
A 21 yo woman lives in a room in my house. Parental rights were terminated when she was small. Her great-grandparents were given custody of her, but she was not adopted. Great grandfather has died and grandma is in assisted living.
She has now finished high school and is trying to get into college. The college is insisting that her parents (dead and unknown) or guardians sign paperwork (can't happen) or that she provide proof of going through formal emancipation (and there isn't a process in Colorado). The college standard is that one is not considered emancipated until age 24 unless married for at least one year.
They say FAFSA is the same. How do we handle this?