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March 29, 2018

Kids miss college because their parents won’t apply for financial aid

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by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, SCPR

A significant minority of high school seniors who wouldn’t be able to afford college without financial help can’t get their parents to sign the FAFSA. Justin Draeger, president of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, estimates about 5 percent of seniors who want to go to college fall into this category. The FAFSA requires students and their parents to reveal their immigration status, the state of their finances and any public benefits they may have used. The U.S. Department of Education collects the information but doesn’t share it with immigration authorities. A lot of people don’t know that, and their fears are heightened by the Trump administration’s tough anti-immigrant policies.

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