Biden Gives Illegals Free Student Aid?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – The Department of Education announced on Tuesday that parents without Social Security numbers would be able to access federal student aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

The recent decision is going to remove barriers that previously blocked migrants from accessing financial aid and will change the academic journey for thousands of students across the United States. Fixing the technical issues that previously blocked these families from accessing financial aid will be particularly useful for immigrant-origin students who are trying to gain a university education. The Higher Ed Immigration Portal has found that those students make up one-third of the United States higher education enrollment. 

This policy update helps amend a previous oversight and is in alignment to make education accessible to everyone regardless of their immigration status. In the United States, there are more than 408,000 undocumented students currently pursuing higher education. With the amendment, these students and their families will have an easier time dealing with the financial strain of seeking a university education. 

The Department of Education has made a lot of moves to address the FAFSA submission challenges that students whose families did not have Social Security numbers were facing. The recent update resolves two of the key technical issues that were making the process harder. Families will now be able to go through a more streamlined process for assisting their children with the FAFSA application. 

An additional change has been made as students will get to invite contributors who don’t have Social Security numbers to complete the FAFSA application sections online. 

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