If you are a parent who has paid or is paying for your child to go to college, you will find this story truly disturbing. It may be more troublesome if you’re a college student or graduate that worked two jobs to pay for school, and still had $100,000 in debt when it was over. Tuition for Emory University’ in-state students, runs approximately $66,00 a year. It’s upwards of $70,000 of out-of-state students.
But, if you are in the country illegally it is absolutely free-zero, nada, zilch. Well, free to the illegals. It is certainly not free to the taxpayers who subsidize the federally funded school. And it’s definitely not free to the parents who pay for their children to attend the university.
Well, free to the illegals. It is certainly not free to the taxpayers who subsidize the federally funded school. And it’s definitely not free to the parents who pay for their children to attend the university.
According to Breitbart, while international students are expected to pay full tuition costs, undocumented undergraduate students at Emory, will have “100% of demonstrated financial need” paid for by the school. Emory spokeswoman, Megan McRainey, posited that paying the full tuition for illegals demonstrates the “welcoming” attitude of the university and their “commitment” to diversity.
McRainey also noted that the school accepted undocumented students for both admissions and financial aid, including those living in America under Obama’s…
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Per the Emory website:
“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.”
It suffices to say that many social media users, most of them parents, were outraged to hear this news. Facebook user, Alyce Larson, posted:
“If my child was a paying student there, I’d pull him out. If they have money to give free tuition, they have too much money. So lower everyone’s tuition. I’m not subsidizing anyone’s tuition, and certainly not someone here illegally.”
Others, like Bill Steenberg, suggested that Emory should lose their federal funding:
“If I were paying tuition I would look at a class action discrimination lawsuit. University should not be eligible to receive any federal monies. No grants or federally backed loans.”
Perhaps the Emory website should be more accurate about their real intentions, and say they are fully-funding tuition for the “next generation of liberal voters?”