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Old 08-01-2010, 12:42 AM
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Default 485 Pending/valid EAD/ Can FAFSA Application be filed?

I-485 pending with PD June 07 & valid EAD
Is it possible to apply for FAFSA for student aid as they require Green Card or US citizenship?
I see on FAFSA website one catagory as eligible non-citizens which includes applicants with I-94 & with atleast 1 yr parole validity.
Is this the same parole as I-131?

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You will be considered as an eligible non-citized once you have used your Advance Parole (obtained by filing I-131) to return to US after foreign travel. Your I-94 will have a parolee stamp, and you will need to submit that to the financial aid department of your school in proof of your "Eligible Non-citizen" status.

Once you have the parolee stamp on your I-94, file FAFSA online and your school will be notified as soon as they process your application. You will then contact the financial aid department at your school and submit a copy of your parolee stamped I-94. The process was very easy and quick at Arizona State University for my spouse.

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Will it work if the parole stamp on I 94 has expired ?
Should the stamp be kept valid by travelling out of the country and reentering on AP every year ?
Thanks for your input .
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My wife's federal loan got approved with expired I94 stamped as parole
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I guess, what Mr/Ms Desertfox has mentioned makes clear sense. It is better to have the I-94 with the valid parole stamp, when applying for FAFSA. One can go outside/re-enter and obtain the parolee or Paroled in to US stamp. Please consult with your attorney also, since the full details of your case is known to the attorney. Thanks.
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Thanks a lot

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Default you have no idea how grateful i am to all of you!!!!!!!

I have just finished my first year @ UCLA and I had absolutely no financial aid because I did not know anything about my status and when I read on fafsa about "parole" I thought it was a completely different category under which I was ineligible. My i-485 has been pending for 3 years now, with no sign of going anywhere yet :*(This year, I did not apply for FAFSA and I was forced to leave my amazing school and head to community college. I had searched and searched everywhere for information and I really did finally give up and thought to myself, " I guess I cannot receive any financial and am going to have to wait for my green card in community college."

I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you!! From the bottom of my heart, I am sooo grateful to have found this site seredipitously!!!!!
I just pulled up the advance parole application and will complete it ASAP~!!!!!!!

I feel like the greatest burden has been lifted from my shoulder!

Again, THANK YOU!

edit: I know this thread is a little past, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me; does this mean I have to travel out of the country to get my I-94 stamped?

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Yes. Reenter on AP .
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Has anyone applied FAFSA or Stafford loan with Parolee status ? , I am planning to apply for my online degree. I have H1B ,but using AP to reenter.
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Has anyone applied FAFSA or Stafford loan with Parolee status ? , I am planning to apply for my online degree. I have H1B ,but using AP to reenter.
I had applied for my wife when on parolee status.I guess you would have to been paroled for atleast a year before you can apply.
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My student advisor asking me to show the I-94 Parole not expired, i didn't renew my AP last year since i was not going to travel.

Question is, do we need to travel every year to show the I-94 unexpired to get the FAFSA Loan
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Default Might be eligible even without AP

I'm in the process of convincing my FinAid rep that I am eligible with only EAD/I-485 pending/A# (no I-94 w/parolee stamp). It worked for a secondary verification for my mortgage guaranteed by USDA (Agriculture Dept.). They use the same USCIS SAVE system for verification. The truth is no one knows how to do this. My FinAid rep admitted to never having to do this. What happens when they institute a secondary check thru SAVE is it only says EAD valid, so all it does is verify your status, but does not actually notify the agency that you are eligible for any benefits - it says so in the system rules/regs. But USDA thought that was the green light to approve me for benefits, so now I'm eligible for no down payment/low-interest mortgage. I'm trying to pull the same stunt with college. They said they will consult Dept. of Ed, so that may not work. But you need to sound convincing and not fall for their ignorant BS, until they have it clearly figured out and ask you for an I-94 w/parolee stamp valid for more that a year. Truth is, none of us will ever get a stamp valid for more that a year, since AP is given in 1 year increments. But FinAid reps almost always fall for near-1-year validity of the stamp and cave to your pressure. So keep working at it until you get what you want. That'/s what I intend to do. Once you are approved w/documentation for first year, you never have to go thru the exercise again with that school, since the school ultimately decides whether you are qualified. Good luck, and I'll post my progress.
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Default In-state Vs. Out-of-state Student

Hi All,
I'm in AOS/EAD/AP situation since 2007 and worried about college education/financing for my son.

We are in Delaware and yesterday I met Admission Office and Financial Aid Office of University of Delaware (UD). Both offices recognized that my son should be eligible to apply for FAFSA based on 'parolee' stamp on I-94. But that would not be enough to consider my son for in-state student. Admission Office would consider only person with GC or Citizen as in-state student. As per them, FAFSA Aid and admission to UD are two separate matters. In other words, even if FAFSA approves application on the basis of 'eligible non-citizen', UD will not consider my son as in-state student until he gets GC. UD is private college.

Have any of you been to this type of situation? is there any way out ? Is there any other state/university who honor FAFSA recognition as an eligibility to consider in-state student?

Please share your thoughts. It would be great if some of you can share your email/contact number so that I can contact directly to discuss more about this.

Thank you in advance...
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