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How To Submit the 2024–25 FAFSA® Form if Your Contributor Doesn't Have an SSN

Big news from the Department of Education (ED) yesterday! They've introduced new guidelines to provide a temporary workaround to help students from mixed status families who are facing impending deadlines for state, institutional, or other scholarship aid.

If your parent doesn't have a Social Security number (SSN) and you urgently need to meet a deadline, you can now follow a temporary process to submit a partially completed FAFSA application. Additionally, the ED is actively working on fixing the technical error preventing contributors without an SSN from starting or accessing the FAFSA. They expect to have this issue resolved in the first half of March. Once resolved, affected students will need to make sure they submit a completed application.

Note: If you filed a paper form to meet an application deadline in January or February, you should not fill out a duplicate online form as it will override your earlier paper application date.

For more detailed information and instructions, check out the ED's official announcement here.


As always, we at Uprooted Academy are here to support you every step of the way through financial aid and college applications. We host a series of free events throughout the year, including workshops on college admissions, financial aid, and more. We’re also excited to announce our inaugural Major and Career Fair scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, 2024, where you can explore a world of career opportunities and gain valuable insights. Our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources you need to make your college and career dreams a reality.

Good luck with the FAFSA!



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