Mixed Status Households: How to Apply for In-State Tuition and Financial Aid

Themes/Topics: Higher Education

Geography: California

Audience: Educator, Undocumented Youth

NOTE: Due to an ongoing overhaul of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we do not yet have enough information to update this resource specifically for California for the 2024-25 academic year. However, we do have information on a national scale for mixed-status families here. As soon as more information and clarity is provided by the U.S. Department Of Education, we will update this California resource accordingly.

As a student who is a citizen or legal permanent resident, but whose parents are undocumented, you must follow specific steps to ensure you will be considered for resident fees and receive state-based financial, in addition to any federal aid through the FAFSA.

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