Word? I tried FAFSA but my dad freaked the fuck out because he had to put his tax information down. Yeah I'm 18 and have a job as well, one-income family. I don't have credit either. I'm looking for a way to get a loan without having to establishing credit and without getting a co-signer. If FAFSA's the only way then I guess I got a lot of convincing to do lol.
The less money your parents make, the more money you'll get from filling out the FAFSA. ALSO, if you are an under represented minority (black or latino), that could play in your favor too.
You need your parents tax information though (their income, savings, etc.) If your parents are paranoid about it, tell them it's free, won't affect their credit, and it won't change anything concerning their finances. Oh, and no one is going to steal their identity.