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FAFSA and EFC for residents of a foreign country

NethergolemNethergolem Registered User Posts: 29 Junior Member
I am an American citizen living in India.

Will my Expected Family Contribution differ by any chance, as compared to that of US residents?

Am I eligible to fill out FAFSA?

Replies to: FAFSA and EFC for residents of a foreign country

  • twoinanddonetwoinanddone Registered User Posts: 19,926 Senior Member
    As a citizen, you can fill out the FAFSA.If your parents are not citizens and do not have SSNs, you'll have to submit a paper copy after your parent signs it..

    You'll have to convert your earnings and assets to US funds.
  • NethergolemNethergolem Registered User Posts: 29 Junior Member
    My parents are not citizens. Will it affect my chances of receiving financial aid?
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 73,136 Senior Member
    You are a citizen. The citizenship of your parents doesn’t matter. You are eligible for the same aid as any other American citizen applying to colleges.

    Yes...you complete the same financial aid application materials that any other American citizen completes...including the FAFSA...but do check to see what your colleges all require!
  • lyndonwslyndonws Registered User Posts: 15 Junior Member
    If completing an online FAFSA, enter parents' SSNs as 000-00-0000. Print a signature page at the end of FAFSA, and submit the FAFSA online ...and the signature page via mail.
    Reference: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/financial-aid-and-undocumented-students.pdf (after 2nd green bar)
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