FAQs: Undocumented Students
As the fall 2017 academic semester gets underway, Emory University is proud to reaffirm its commitment as a safe harbor for undocumented students, who are integral to the social, intellectual, and moral fabric of our institution and our nation. Recognizing the unique challenges undocumented students often face, the university is dedicated to ongoing collaboration with them to develop resources and implement programs that address their needs. One of our major goals is keeping the campus updated about this commitment by sharing useful information – such as these FAQs.
- How will the recent news about the future elimination of the DACA program impact current Emory students and applicants?
- Is Emory University considered a "sanctuary" campus? What does that term mean?
- What is Emory's position on protecting the privacy of undocumented students?
- Are there resources available for undocumented students who need legal help?
- As an undocumented student at Emory, am I eligible for financial aid? If so, where can I get more information?
- What is Emory doing to make undocumented students feel welcome on campus?
- How can I get more information about specific programs available to undocumented students?
- Does Emory offer other programs to assist undocumented students?
- How can I get involved in the issues affecting undocumented students at Emory?
How will the recent news about the future elimination of the DACA program impact current Emory students and applicants?
Emory supports the enrollment of qualified undocumented students who graduated from a U.S. high school. DACA status is not required for admission or financial aid.For more information about support services, please visit our resources page.
As an undocumented student at Emory, am I eligible for financial aid? If so, where can I get more information?
The university also has several existing programs available to all students regardless of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, or immigration status. These programs include:
- Student Success Programs and Services assists students in times of crisis, including, but not limited to meeting academic, medical, financial, and social challenges. SSPS offers judgment-free assistance and a safe space to access resources.
- International Student Life is designed to connect international students to relevant on-campus opportunities, offer events and programs highlighting the diversity of nationalities and cultures at Emory, and provide opportunities for all students to connect with each other in meaningful ways.
- Counseling and Psychological Services and the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life, a key partner of Emory Campus Life, provides confidential assistance for students, including crisis intervention, community referrals, and community outreach services.