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More Universities Now Admitting Undocumented Students

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SALISBURY, Md - More and more universities are now accepting undocumented students.

Undocumented students are those who are in the United States illegally. Top universities such as Harvard, Yale, Duke and Notre Dame already publicly stated that they will admit undocumented students.


It looks like some of the universities in the Eastern Shore are following suit. Salisbury University tells WMDT that they do not ask students if they are documented or not and some of the students are in favor of the fact that more universities are taking these students in.

"I feel like all students deserve the rights to a full education both in high school and a secondary level," says senior Stephanie Durham.

"I think as long as everyone has a fair opportunity. I'm sure it makes the college student community more diverse. it's interesting to get different perspectives from other cultures," says junior Brooke Feichtl.

However, once the student gets admitted, they run into the issue of financial aid.

"If they're undocumented, they're not going to be able to file for financial aid. It wouldn't be federal financial aid. They may be eligible for institutional aid, but that varies from school to school," says Alan Selser, Chief Budget Officer for Salisbury University.

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