I mentor a few people at work. One of my them is wanting to return to school, but is having a hard time coming up with the money because she is having to pay out of pocket. I asked her if she applied for the Pell grant and she said no because her parent are illegal. Does anyone know if this is true? She is just a hard worker and I would love to be able to see her return to school.
Another important detail- She tried to call the financial aid office at the school is attended however, you have to leave a voice message with your name and student ID number. She doesn't want to bring attention to her parents legal status. Please keep this about her and not about her parents.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:12 PM on Jul. 1, 2013 in Money & Work
The only way the parents legal status may be called into question regarding the pell grant is in reference to the Expected Family Contributions.
The EFC is the sum of: (1) a percentage of net income (remaining income after subtracting allowances for basic living expenses and taxes) and (2) a percentage of net assets (assets remaining after subtracting an asset protection allowance). Different assessment rates and allowances are used for dependent students, independent students without dependents, and independent students with dependents.http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:20 PM on Jul. 1, 2013
Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:21 PM on Jul. 1, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:23 PM on Jul. 1, 2013
Answer by Crafty26 at 10:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2013
Answer by Dardenella at 12:21 AM on Jul. 2, 2013
Answer by Nimue930 at 12:31 AM on Jul. 2, 2013
Under the Dream Act (close to being passed), she may qualify for temporary permanent residency
Answer by hellokittykat at 5:20 AM on Jul. 2, 2013
Also, Texas has more lenient in-state tuition eligibility for non-citizens. She could also apply for asylum through Legal Aid if there's a good enough reason for not returning to her country
Answer by hellokittykat at 5:24 AM on Jul. 2, 2013
I have known a few illegal students that just worked jobs to support themselves through school. Everyone has to pay and many people can't afford it but do it somehow.
Answer by hellokittykat at 5:27 AM on Jul. 2, 2013
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