that would determine them Independent don't apply to them are selecting "Guardian" in the Parent/Guardian Relationship field for lack of more accurate options - which is triggering a residency flag in Area B.
This issue was raised by the CO regarding complaints from colleges as to why certain foster youth students were being flagged as non-residents in CCCApply. Patty Donohue met with the Chancellor's Office (Elena Alcala), Mia Keeley, Michael Q., and Debbie Raucher (John Burton Foundation) to discuss the foster youth issue and found that the issue was not with the Foster Youth question or logic in CCCApply, but rather it was directly related to the Parent/Guardian Information (Dependency Status) question, and the language that is provided to the student who is a foster youth and a minor who selects the option: "Dependent = None of the statements above is true about me." - which prompts the Parent/Guardian Information boxes to appear, and the user selects "Guardian" in the P/G Relationship field because there is no better option for them to select.
When "Guardian" is selected in the P/G Relationship field - the Area B logic flags the student and requires the student to provide residency information about their Guardian.
When a student is a Foster Youth - and under 19 or when "none of the independent statements are true about them" - they don't have a good option to select when providing their P/G Info. Having a legal guardian is a very different thing than being in foster care. Therefore we deduced that this was the reason "foster youths" under age 19 are answering the Parent/Guardian Information question incorrectly; their selection of "Guardian" in the P/G relationship field is the culprit of why they are getting flagged in the Area B residency.