I am a high school graduate but I couldn't go to college cause I didn't have the money to pay out of my pocket. A lot of the scholarships required that I have a FAFSA on file. However, I couldn't apply for fafsa because I didn't have a social security number. I will be going for my biometrics for the deferred action for childhood arrivals tomorrow. Hopefully within a few months my case gets approved and I get a social security number. With that number, will I be able to apply for Federal Aid, Grants, Scholarships e.t.c. through FAFSA and continue to getting a college degree?
I do not believe you are eligible to apply for federal aid with a DACA approval. You can certainly check with the federal government to confirm that. Private scholarships are a different issue, however, because whoever creates the scholarship determines the qualifications, and they may not require lawful permanent residence. You will have to check each scholarship.
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I agree with my colleagues. If you have further questions, you should contact a lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues. Good luck to you.
Dean P. Murray
The Murray Law Firm
560 Sylvan Avenue
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
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