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I was granted withholding, do I qualify for federal financial aid for education through FAFSA?

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I was granted withholding of removal, do I qualify for federal educational financial aid through FAFSA.

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Thank you for your question. It depends on the nature in which you were granted withholding of removal. If your withholding or suspension was procured under Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible for financial aid. Please note that all individuals under withholding are eligible for aid relating to basic need, such as food aids, and the such.

You should consult your school administration or an immigration lawyer to guide you through this process.

Good luck.

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Mr Raj, I am a male and had applied for political asylum that was denied but I was granted a withholding of removal. I received FAFSA for two years, before the school told me I was not eligible for federal aid through FAFSA halfway through my degree.

Glen Nicholas Raj

Glen Nicholas Raj


Hi: Please feel free to call me at 877-670-5744, Ext 1

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