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Morgan McKinzie Scholars Featured in Spectrum News Financial Aid Segment

This year, students hoping to apply for Federal and State Financial Aid face a problematic technical glitch on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms. The issue primarily impacts students who are U.S. citizens with a parent or caregiver who does not have a social security number. 

Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School seniors Angel Flores, Amisadai Velez, and Brad Elizalde were recently featured in a Spectrum News segment,. The segment which detailsed the issue preventing them from submitting their financial aid applications. Without a full picture of enrollment costs, including proper financial aid information, and making it difficult for them scholars are struggling to decide on which college or university to attend. 

Thankfully, State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes fast-tracked Assembly Bill 1887, which Governor Gavin Newsom later signed into law, giving California students additional time to complete their application by extending the deadline to May 2, 2024, for universities and September 2, 2024, for community colleges. 

Thank you to our incredible staff and counselors for supporting our scholars as they complete their FASFA applications! 

Jass Stewart, jstewart@laalliance.org

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