Can I apply for federal funding while my visa petition is being processed? 2 Answers as of March 21, 2011I have an approved immigrant visa petition, married son of U.S. Citizen, that awaits processing by NVC. Can I apply to study at a American University in the USA? If yes, am I entitled to apply for federal funding?
Theresa E. Tilton, Attorney at Law | Theresa E. Tilton
You can apply for a student visa. These are processed through the university. Your processing time at NVC can be years long, so be careful that you maintain your student status while you are here. You will not qualify for any federal funding until you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
It depends. Some funding is considered as "public benefit," which will result in your sponsor's responsibility. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Florida