Now that DACA has been rescinded, will MIT still be permitted to admit, enroll, and house undocumented students? Are they eligible for financial aid?
DACA status has never been a condition for MIT to admit undocumented students, and that has not changed now that DACA has been rescinded. There are currently no state or federal laws prohibiting MIT from admitting and enrolling undocumented students, nor does MIT have a legal obligation to notify immigration officials of the presence of undocumented students on campus. MIT believes it is also permitted to house undocumented students in its residence halls.
Although undocumented students are not eligible for federal financial aid, MIT ensures that undocumented students receive sufficient private and MIT aid to meet their full financial need.
In short, as Chancellor Barnhart recently wrote to the MIT community, “our commitment to [our DACA students] and to their education will not change.”