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DACA students’ guide to filling out the FAFSA

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is notoriously difficult. Not only is it a long process, but it requires a lot of very specific information about both parent and student that can only be found by dredging up tax documents and other financial paperwork.

If you or your child is involved in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, things get even messier. For most immigrant families, this extra layer of complexity probably comes as no surprise. This guide outlines the type of aid available, details on filling out the FAFSA and where else to look for financial aid.

What financial aid are DACA students eligible for?

DACA and other undocumented students do not qualify for federal financial aid, including student loans and grants. However, DACA students may be eligible for state- or college-based aid.

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