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Non-U.S. Citizens and College Financial Aid

College/Career Expert Advice from Carol Carter

Q: I have a daughter who is a junior in high school. My family and I are not U.S. citizens. She wants to apply to colleges in the U.S., but money is an issue. Is there any way for non-U.S. citizens to apply for financial aid?

A: Call the financial aid office at your local college and community college. Set up a meeting with them to find out more about your options.

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Carol Carter is the author of many books on college and career planning. She is the cofounder of Lifeskills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that encourages high-school students to explore their goals, career options, and the real world through part-time work and internships. She also gives workshops around the country on career exploration and other issues directly related to helping students succeed in college, career, and life.


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