I have a conditional green card,is applying for FAFSA have anything to do with my immigration status ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Tucson, AZ

Hi,my husband is a USC and i have a conditional green card now, i wanna go to school but i have to apply for both FSFSA financial aid and get a loan from a private bank as well, and i have been told that doing so is going to hurt my immigration status because i shouldn't be a public charge tell i am a USC!! i really don't understand this, could you please clarify that to me ? my husband was my sponsor for my AOS

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  1. Michael Hugh Carlin

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    Answered . Applying for financial aid does not make you a public charge.

    (734) 369-3131. This communication does not establish and attorney-client relationship with the Law Office of... more
  2. C. C. Abbott

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    Answered . One of the most common questions from LPRs is what benefits are considered "a public charge" events for immigration purposes. I always suggest people read the USCIS comment on public charge - . http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem...

    Legal disclaimer: The statement above is provided by CC Abbott is based on general assistance and not intended to... more
  3. Kelsi Karim

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    Answered . There is a good explanation of who is eligible to apply for federal student loans on the FASFA website. I would suggest you to make a short appointment with an immigration attorney to discuss your immigration status and student loans.

  4. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . FAFSA has no effect on immigration status. Immigration status can affect what financial aid you are eligible for.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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