Salem, OR asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alaska

Q: If I enroll in college before I turn 18 can my mother remove me from college for any reason

I would apply for federal aid

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Stefan Otterson
Stefan Otterson
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  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Licensed in Alaska

A: This may be a matter of policy at the particular college you pick. In general, until you turn 18 your parents have legal custody of you. This means they have decision making authority, and they are the ones who are supposed to sign admissions paperwork, etc. However, some organizations make exceptions. In many school districts, they have programs that allow runaway kids to register themselves. This is supposed to serve the goal of universal education. Your college may have a similar policy. What they do if your parents contact them and say they disagree with your registration would also be a matter of that particular school's policy, so you should ask the admissions office.

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