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Difficulty Obtaining Application Documents | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated June 25, 2024

These #WeBelongInCollege stories are from students who struggled when applying for financial aid due to difficulties obtaining the necessary application documentation.

Enoch’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Enoch lived with his sister because his mom was homeless. Because his mom was his legal guardian, he needed her financial documents to apply for financial aid. Hear how he persevered through all of these barriers.

Julian’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Julian struggled to get the documents he needed to apply for financial aid. He was determined to persevere through his belief that he belonged in college, even though some of his family members thought otherwise.

Frank’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

When Frank’s mother was struggling with mental illness, he sought out the support he needed. When it came time to apply to college, a new challenge arose. He no longer lived in the same state as his mom, but still needed to get her financial documents because she was still his legal guardian.

Karen’s #Webelongincollege Story


Because of her immigration status, Karen didn't qualify for federal financial aid. She worked full-time to pay for college while attending school part-time and taking night classes. When she needed documentation to qualify for in-state tuition but couldn't get it, she started to question if she belonged in college.

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