• PXU Hub for:

    • DACA students
    • Dreamers (undocumented students)
    • Students Stuck in the FAFSA process

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    FAFSA & Immigrant Families

    DACA Students

    1. DACA students can use their SSN to complete FAFSA
    2. Important to not misrepresent your status & should select “No, I am not a US citizen or eligible non-citizen.”
    3. Students will receive a rejection letter because they do not qualify for aid. But can still use your EFC to show need for scholarships.


    Undocumented Students

    1. It is not recommended that Undocumented students fill out the FAFSA. Undocumented students should not submit anything to FAFSA regarding their status.
    2. “Need” for scholarships can be determined through alternative ways. For example, FAFSA4Caster.


    Students with Undocumented Parents/Guardians

    The following steps apply only to students who are eligible to receive federal financial aid (e.g. U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents).

    1. Students should complete their portion of FAFSA.
    2. If parents/guardians are undocumented, list Social Security Number on FAFSA application as all zeros “000-00-0000.”
      • List all zeros even if an ITIN or SSN was used.
    3. For questions about taxes:
      • If parents/guardians did not file taxes, select "will not file". You’ll be asked for information about how much your parent earned from work, rather than being asked for information about specific items on the tax form. Parents might be prompted to complete tax return.
      • If parent/guardians filed or will file taxes , select "tax return already completed" or "will file."
      • Free tax assistance can be found at, https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/
    4. Parents/guardians' income must be entered manually because they will not be able to use the IRS Tax Data Retrieval Tool.
    5. Parents/guardians cannot create an FSAID. They must print, sign, and mail ONLY the signature page.
      • If the signature page can take up to six weeks to process. The FAFSA is not considered a completed FAFSA until the signature page has been processed.
      • Check the status of a signature page and form submission by logging in to fafsa.ed.gov periodically.
    6. It is very likely that a student’s FAFSA will be selected for verification at a college/university financial aid office
      • The family will be required to provide a form(s) listed on the To Do List on the student portal for each college/university. 


    DACA Application Assistance

    Aliento is scheduling virtual appointments for both initial DACA applications and DACA renewals. 

    Refer to this checklist and important information for first-time applicants.

    Appointment Request Link

    Website Resources Link 

    Promise AZ is scheduling virtual appointments for both initial DACA applications and DACA renewals. 

    Refer to this checklist and important information for first-time applicants.

    Please call to get an appointment!  Llame para tener una cita!    602-288-3663

    Website Resources Link 

    Promise AZ has $500 scholarships for DACA application fees!

    Parsons' Dreamers Scholarship Application

    Please note, this scholarship application requires a GCU Admission Application and academic transcripts. Both forms must be submitted and accepted by the 5/1/21 deadline. Early applications are encouraged. A DACA ID Card number or email confirmation from the Office of Homeland Security confirming that you have begun the DACA application process will be required to establish eligibility for the scholarship. Once admitted to GCU, DACA status will need to be confirmed through your University Admissions Counselor and uploaded to your student portal.


    • 100, 4-year, full tuition scholarships
    • HS seniors or community college transfer with weighted GPA ≥ 3.5
    • Undocumented student with DACA or submitted DACA application
    • Deadline is May 1
    • Application Link


    Click a button below to get information for your particular status:

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