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All U.S. citizens are eligible for federal financial aid, regardless of their parents' immigration status. If you are a citizen, but your parents are undocumented immigrants, you should fill out the FAFSA and include their financial information.
If you use a fake social security number or one only valid for work in the parental information section, the application will be rejected. If your parent does not have a social security number, use 000-00-0000.
Steps for filling out the FAFSA for citizens with undocumented immigrant parents
For the parental information section, include your parent's financial information. If they did not file taxes, you’ll select “Not going to file.” Next, FAFSA will ask about how much your parents earned from work.
Write 000-00-0000 as your parent's social security number.
Contact your university's financial aid office and explain your situation; see if they have university-specific advice or protocols.
Private loan options
Some private lenders may allow you to borrow a student loan with a co-signer who is a U.S. citizen.
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