DREAM Team @ NYU

PRESS RELEASE: New York University Opens Financial Aid to NY Undocumented Students

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Monday, November 17, 2014

CONTACT: Sandra Honigman, 914-365-9535, sph306@nyu.edu

New York, NY. The Office of Financial Aid at New York University (NYU) has announced that institutional scholarship aid will now be offered to qualifying undocumented students applying to NYU for the 2015-2016 academic year. Eligible undocumented students will have graduated from a high school within the state of New York be considered for financial aid awards alongside all other US applicants. Students who wish to apply may do so immediately.

Application form and qualifications: https://www.nyu.edu/financial.aid/forms/undocumented.html

The DREAM Team at NYU’s members have been in conversation with the Office of Financial Aid for the past year regarding the implementation of this student-authored policy change. Through continued conversations with the Office of Financial Aid, the DREAM Team hopes this policy will be renewed after the 2015-2016 academic year and extended to undocumented students across the US.

In an official university release, NYU spokesman John Beckman said, “We believe NYU offers a great education, and we hope this will make it a bit easier for undocumented young men and women from New York to attend NYU… But this effort actually begins, we’re proud to say, with a group of NYU students who call themselves the DREAM Team who came to the Admissions and Financial Aid office and challenged us to do better by these young men and women. This pilot is a tribute, to no small extent, to those students’ passion and compassion.”

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