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How Does a Noncitizen Fill Out the FAFSA® Form?

How to Pay for College > What Aid do I Qualify for? > Aid for Non-U.S. Citizens > How Does a Noncitizen Fill Out the FAFSA® Form?

Eligible non-citizens can fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) by using the Alien Registration Number (ARN) in place of the Social Security Number (SSN). Eligible noncitizens are U.S. Nationals or permanent residents, or those covered by other provisions of immigration law. If you do not have documentation showing that you meet the criteria for an eligible noncitizen, then you are ineligible for federal student assistance and will not be able to complete the FAFSA® online.