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Am I Eligible for Financial Aid?
If you are an undocumented student, including DACA students, you are not eligible for federal student aid. However you may be eligible for state or college financial aid, in addition to private scholarships.
Am I Eligible for In-State Tuition?
It varies with each state. Some states allow undocumented and DACA students to receive in-state tuition. Please check with your college or career school’s financial aid office.
How Do I Apply for State and College Financial Aid?
Contact your college or career school’s financial aid office for more information. Also, see your high school counselor to see if they have any additional resources.
Do I Need a Social Security Number?
Yes. An SSN is necessary to complete the FAFSA form for students. However, if the parent does not have one, still proceed in submitting the FAFSA application by printing it out, signing it, and mailing it in. The parent will not have to make an FSA ID, just the student. Most undocumented students aren’t eligible for an SSN; thus, they cannot complete the FAFSA form. However, DACA students with SSNs can complete the FAFSA form. If your FAFSA form is rejected due to an issue with your SSN, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-325-0778).

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No. Your parents’ citizenship status doesn’t affect your eligibility for federal student aid. In fact, the FAFSA form doesn’t even ask about your parents’ status.

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Does my parents’ citizenship status affect my eligibility for federal student aid?

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No. Since your parents’ citizenship doesn’t affect your ability to complete the FAFSA form, they don’t need SSNs. If your parents don’t have SSNs, they must enter 000-00-0000. Remember to mail in your FAFSA application.

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In order for me to complete the FAFSA form, do my parents need SSNs?

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DACA students must answer that question by selecting the option “No, I am not a citizen or eligible non-citizen.”

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How do I answer the question that reads, “Are you a U.S. citizen?”

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This includes parents’ state of legal residence as well. The state of legal residence is your permanent home. Being a DACA student doesn’t affect how you should answer this question. Each state determines legal residency differently. If needed contact your high school counselor or college or career school’s financial aid office for assistance with state of legal residence.

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How do I answer the question that reads, “What is your state of legal residence?”

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If you filed your income tax return with the IRS, you may be able to access your tax information through the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) and it will transfer to your FAFSA application.

If you didn’t file an income tax return with the IRS, enter the requested financial information manually on the FAFSA website.

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Use this guide to answer all questions pertaining what to do if you are an undocumented or DACA student.

 

 

 

Am I Eligible for Financial Aid?
If you are an undocumented student, including DACA students, you are not eligible for federal student aid. However you may be eligible for state or college financial aid, in addition to private scholarships.
Am I Eligible for In-State Tuition?
It varies with each state. Some states allow undocumented and DACA students to receive in-state tuition. Please check with your college or career school’s financial aid office.
How Do I Apply for State and College Financial Aid?
Contact your college or career school’s financial aid office for more information. Also, see your high school counselor to see if they have any additional resources.
Do I Need a Social Security Number?
Yes. An SSN is necessary to complete the FAFSA form for students. However, if the parent does not have one, still proceed in submitting the FAFSA application by printing it out, signing it, and mailing it in. The parent will not have to make an FSA ID, just the student. Most undocumented students aren’t eligible for an SSN; thus, they cannot complete the FAFSA form. However, DACA students with SSNs can complete the FAFSA form. If your FAFSA form is rejected due to an issue with your SSN, contact the Social Security Administration at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-325-0778).
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