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California higher-ed institutions collaborate to ease financial aid access

On April 9, the California Student Aid Commission, together with the University of California, California State University, and the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office announced an alternative financial aid application option for California students from mixed-citizenship-status households who have been unable to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Mixed-status families include a student who is a U.S. citizen with one or more parents without a Social Security number. Today’s announcement is the first time these students have had an alternative avenue to apply for state and educational institution financial aid.

“The University of California has consistently worked to expand educational access to students of all backgrounds. Offering robust financial aid and removing barriers for all students to access that support are critically important steps to creating opportunity for Californians,” said UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D. “The university will continue to advocate for full access to the FAFSA and all federal financial aid for our students from mixed-status families.”

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