Workaround to FAFSA glitch allows Texas students from immigrant families to apply for college aid (Texas Tribune)

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    Workaround to FAFSA glitch allows Texas students from immigrant families to apply for college aid – By Sneha Dey (Texas Tribune) / Feb 21, 2024

    The workaround is meant to help students meet schools’ application deadlines. College counselors say it will lead to more work and confusion.

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    A temporary workaround is now available for immigrant families who have been affected by glitches in the revamped Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    Since the new FAFSA launched in late December, parents without a Social Security number have been unable to add their financial information and complete the form. According to a census data analysis by the left-leaning think tank Every Texan, one in four children in Texas has at least one parent who is not a U.S. citizen. Those parents often lack a Social Security number.

    The workaround: Applicants facing pressing state or school deadlines can now submit an incomplete FAFSA online without a parent’s signature. Doing so will get applicants an email confirming they have submitted their FAFSA, which they can share with schools to meet their deadlines.

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