Acceptable Documentation for Other Non-citizens
If you are not a U.S. Citizen or US Permanent Resident, but believe you may still be eligible for federal aid, please provide clear copies of as many of the following documents as possible:
– All letters ever received from the Department of Homeland Security (often labeled I-797, I-797A, or I-797C). You may also provide any emails received from the Department of Homeland Security.
– The photo page of your current and previous foreign passport.
– All visa stamps for the U.S. in your current and previous passports.
– All I-94’s and I-94A’s (both current and previous). In addition to providing copies of the paper I-94’s in your passport, it is also advised that you retrieve and print an electronic copy of your I-94 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
– Your U.S. Employment Authorization Card.
– Your Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Resident status.
Once received, the above documents will then be matched with DHS records to verify that you hold a status that makes you eligible for the receipt of federal financial aid. Information on non-U.S. Citizens who qualify for federal student aid may be found on the U.S. Department of Education website.