How much financial aid can I get as an immigrant?
I am a junior in high school with a 4.0 UW GPA. I live in Nebraska in a rural area and have taken every opportunity to better myself and increase my chances of scholarships and getting into college. It has been a huge dream of mine to attend college out of state, especially in California. I am involved in many activities within my school and hold officer positions in multiple. I have not taken the ACT yet, but I achieved a 30 on the preACT, and have been working on bettering my score.
The problem is that I was born in Mexico and the only reason that I am allowed to be here is due to DACA, which is no longer valid and I am very unsure of what will happen to my future based on these past few months. I know that I am not eligible for federal financial aid or federally funded scholarships. Is it even realistic to think of going to college out of state without extreme debt? Which scholarships do I qualify for? Is it possible? If so, what are some steps I should be taking now to gain the most possible financial help?
My parents work on a dairy farm and though they are extremely supportive of me, their ability to help financially can only reach so far, as college is so expensive. Though low income would normally be helpful when seeking financial aid, it means nothing to me as I cannot apply for FAFSA.