Independent student means a student who -
(1) Is an orphan or ward of the court;
(2) Is a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States (as defined in this section);
(3) Is a married individual; or
(4) Has legal dependents other than a spouse.
34 CFR § 645.6
General definitions. The following terms used in this part are defined in 2 CFR part 200, subpart A, or 34 CFR 77.1: