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College Advice for Undocumented Student

Question: I am currently a junior in high school. I was wondering how I can get into college without a SSN or ID. I was brought to the U.S. illegally 11 years ago. I also want to know if I will be able to apply for scholarships.

Yes, you can apply to college without a Social Security Number, and you will have access to some financial aid opportunities although federal funds are currently not available to undocumented candidates. However, most colleges will consider you as if you were an "international" student, which means that you will be eligible for any scholarship money that they have for non-citizens, whether from outside the U.S. or within.

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