University Will Pay ‘100 Percent’ Of Illegal Students’ Financial Needs

David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief
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Emory University is keen to pay “100 percent of demonstrated financial need for undocumented students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students,” according to an online description of coming fall program.

As The College Fix reports, the private Atlanta university has given the take care of illegals program the unwieldy name of “Need-Based Financial Aid Program for Undocumented Students, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) Students” and the information is all available on their website.

There’s money galore for illegals. “All Undocumented Students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking undergraduate students, who have graduated from a U.S. high school, and who are determined by Emory to have financial need, will be awarded Emory financial aid funds to assist them in meeting their demonstrated need,” the website promo declares.

Just to ensure that no illegal is left behind, the program description continues, “Emory meets 100% of demonstrated financial need for undergraduate Undocumented Students (with or without DACA) who are admitted as first-year, first-degree-seeking students, and who graduated from a U.S. High school through a combination of grants and scholarships, institutional work study (DACA students only), and institutional loans. Undocumented Students without DACA status may receive an institutional loan in place of the typical work study award.”

Emory neglects to provide an exact definition of what exactly constitutes “financial need.”

Emory receives high marks as an academic institution and charges $50,000 in tuition fees for American citizens and $70,000 for foreign nationals, who won’t be sharing in the financial needs bonanza with the illegal students.

International students, who don’t intend to stay in the U.S. illegally, are instructed by the university that “you are required to certify that you have sufficient funds to cover your expenses while attending Emory University.”

In an email to The College Fix, Emory spokeswoman Megan McRainey explained the university’s generous position vis-a-vis illegals.

“Emory accepts undocumented students for admission and financial aid, including those under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program,” says McRainey, because it reflects the facility’s “values to welcome students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.”

Not that this will lead to Emory becoming a “sanctuary campus” because McRainey insists there is “no legal definition” for the term. Despite rolling out the red carpet for illegal students, McRainey did not think this would interfere with the university’s stated desire to “respect the authority of government officials who are performing their legal duties.”

Despite McRainey’s denial that a “sanctuary campus” has no existence in law and is not an objective at Emory, more than 200 faculty members were happy to sign a petition in favor of such a legal fiction and sent it to Emory’s president, Claire Sterk.

McRainey proudly listed the other initiatives that Emory has taken to make illegals feel at home, telling The College Fix that the university has “implemented strong support services for the university community to obtain information and guidance with respect to questions regarding possible changes to the DACA program and continues to establish sustainable solutions to support undocumented students through its Campus Life offices.”

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