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UVA Extending Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

UVA Extending Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

“undergraduate students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program”

The money for this is reportedly coming from private funding.

From the Associated Press via WTOP News:

University of Virginia to offer aid to undocumented students

The University of Virginia has extended financial aid eligibility to undergraduate students who are in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The Daily Progress reports the financial help will become available in Charlottesville this fall. University spokesman Wes Hester says the money will come from private funding.

Nicole Leal is a student and advocates for the support of undocumented students. She says the change is great but she and other advocates hope to see even more action to help undocumented students.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, grants temporary legal protection to young people brought into the country illegally as children.


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BerettaTomcat | August 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Don’t VA taxpayers have a cause of action over this irresponsible policy?

UVa just had another tuition increase this year. Now undergraduation out-of-state tuition including room, board and fees, is about $70,000 per year, varying slightly by major. In-state it’s almost $40,000 per year. These are around the rates for Ivy League and other top private colleges, but without the same amount of financial aid.

It may be the most expensive public college in the country, in-state and out-of-state both. I don’t know of any others as expensive.

And coincidentally, they’ll probably be letting some of the undocumented attend for free.

It’s not private funding, if donors get a tax. reduction benefit