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Has anyone ever applied for financial aid while there green card is processing?  I applied and they wanted me to upload my card. I told the lady it is expired and I also got an 18months extension letter.

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The extension letter extends the green card. Upload the green card, front and back and the extension letter.  Financial aid asks if you are a citizen or legal permanent resident. This should suffice.  Just provide what is requested,  you should be okay. 

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Extension letter extends LPR status. If they are weird about it or don't accept it, please explain this to them and show them the part of the letter where it says that.

 

Worst case scenario, you can get an I-551 stamp in your passport.


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On 9/12/2019 at 7:47 PM, VeVe said:

The extension letter extends the green card. Upload the green card, front and back and the extension letter.  Financial aid asks if you are a citizen or legal permanent resident. This should suffice.  Just provide what is requested,  you should be okay. 

They didn’t accept it. I got accepted in the college and I did my application for financial Aid and I was awarded a loan for 12,000 after that they wanted me to  verify my citizenship status. So I uploaded my Extension letter and my expired green card and I explained to them. They told me that I won’t be able to get the money. I have to wait until I get my green card.  I just dont get why It’s not acceptable. Because I read on google that you are qualified to get financial aid with an expired greencard only if your permanent residency has expired you are not qualified. So, I don’t know 🤷🏽‍♀️ 

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On 9/12/2019 at 7:47 PM, VeVe said:

The extension letter extends the green card. Upload the green card, front and back and the extension letter.  Financial aid asks if you are a citizen or legal permanent resident. This should suffice.  Just provide what is requested,  you should be okay. 

 

51 minutes ago, millefleur said:

Extension letter extends LPR status. If they are weird about it or don't accept it, please explain this to them and show them the part of the letter where it says that.

 

Worst case scenario, you can get an I-551 stamp in your passport.

They didn’t give it to me. I’m wondering if it’s just that specific college. But the lady said, it’s not the college. It’s a requirement from FAFSA ( Federal Student Aid). She said, it’s one of the verification student loan ask for. So, even if I apply for another college I’m going to have the same problem. 

 

But, they gave me another option at the college, it’s called pay as you go, so I’ll just work with that until I get my new green card, then  I’ll pick up where I left off. The pay as you go option is not a bad one, and it doesn’t come with interest. It’s divided into months for you to pay back. Example , if I’m paying 600 dollar for 1 semester, they gave me 4 months to pay it back without interest. 

I just didn’t want to borrow a loan from the bank to start college, because the interest is too high. Lol. But I like this option too, I’ll see how it goes. 

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2 minutes ago, katalaya said:

 

They didn’t give it to me. I’m wondering if it’s just that specific college. But the lady said, it’s not the college. It’s a requirement from FAFSA ( Federal Student Aid). She said, it’s one of the verification student loan ask for. So, even if I apply for another college I’m going to have the same problem. 

 

But, they gave me another option at the college, it’s called pay as you go, so I’ll just work with that until I get my new green card, then  I’ll pick up where I left off. The pay as you go option is not a bad one, and it doesn’t come with interest. It’s divided into months for you to pay back. Example , if I’m paying 600 dollar for 1 semester, they gave me 4 months to pay it back without interest. 

I just didn’t want to borrow a loan from the bank to start college, because the interest is too high. Lol. But I like this option too, I’ll see how it goes. 

You should call USCIS and get the I-551 stamp. They will give it to you and this would solve the issue. If you live near a USCIS field office, it's worth a try. USCIS gives out the I-551 stamps in cases like this where the extension letter creates problems.


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12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

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04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

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23 minutes ago, millefleur said:

You should call USCIS and get the I-551 stamp. They will give it to you and this would solve the issue. If you live near a USCIS field office, it's worth a try. USCIS gives out the I-551 stamps in cases like this where the extension letter creates problems.

What is the 1551 stamp? 

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3 minutes ago, katalaya said:

What is the 1551 stamp? 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/temporary-i-551-stamps-and-mrivs

 

It looks like this:

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21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

??-???-????: TBA.....

30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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10 minutes ago, millefleur said:

Yea, I’m going to call USCIS and see if I get a stamp. Hopefully it works. I’m going to also ask them about the financial aid and see what they say. 

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5 minutes ago, katalaya said:

Yea, I’m going to call USCIS and see if I get a stamp. Hopefully it works. I’m going to also ask them about the financial aid and see what they say. 

Good luck! 


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26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions - NBC (Apr-2019-???) 📝 MSC I-751 filers: Track your case here!

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

??-???-????: TBA.....

30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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It’s an accredited college. 

Just now, VeVe said:

It may just be the school.  Is it an accredited school? We didn't have a problem at a state university when we applied. 

Did you use your extension letter to apply?

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