Undocumented Undergraduate Applicant Initiative
In response to the Trump Administration's announcement in September that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is being rescinded, Cornell University has committed to the following:
> All currently enrolled Cornell undergraduate students who had DACA status (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will continue to be considered in the “domestic” financial aid pool (need-based, meeting full demonstrated need) for the remainder of their Cornell undergraduate program.
> Cornell will offer institutional financial aid to admitted and currently enrolled undergraduates who have been long-term undocumented students and who meet the following criteria:
-Born on or after June 16, 1981;
-Came to the United States before reaching 16th birthday;
-Continuously resided in the U.S. since June 15, 2008 up to the present time;
-Currently in school, has graduated high school, or obtained a general education certificate (GED);
-Meets financial aid application requirements.
Undergraduate students who are determined to have met Cornell's requirements will be eligible for need-blind admissions and, if admitted, need-based financial aid meeting full demonstrated need.
If you meet the above criteria, please contact a financial aid staff member to discuss the financial aid application process.
> Undocumented applicants residing in the U.S. without DACA status and who do not meet the above criteria should follow the steps to apply for financial aid as an International Student.
Cornell University will review its policies in response to any changes to federal programs for undocumented students.