Lisa Kurian Philip

The World
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Glitches prevent students with undocumented immigrant parents from applying for college

The Department of Education released the revised Free Application for Federal Student Aid last December. The new version was supposed to make applying for financial help easier. Instead, a glitch has prevented students whose parents don’t have social security numbers from completing the application. WBEZ reporter Lisa Kurian Philip spoke to three high school seniors in the Chicago area who are worried that unless there is a fix soon, they won’t be able to afford to go to college.