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Glitch in financial aid form is keeping students with immigrant parents from applying for college grants

Parents without a Social Security number still cannot complete the new FAFSA online. The U.S. Education Department has not said when it plans to fix the issue.

Diana Almaraz with her mother Guillermina in their home in Fort Worth on Jan. 28, 2024.

FAFSA documents lie on the table of Diana Almaraz's Fort Worth home on Jan. 28, 2024.

No fix in sight

Diana Almaraz poses for a portrait with her mother, Guillermina on Jan. 28, 2024 outside of their home in Fort Worth, Texas.

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