The University of Notre has announced that it will now admit illegal immigrants and give them generous amounts of money from school coffers to ease the burden of the school’s annual cost for tuition, room and board of over $57,000.

Officials at the famous Catholic school in Indiana say the new illegal-immigrant friendly policy will “strengthen” the student body, reports The Washington Times.

Notre Dame had never officially prohibited admission to illegal immigrants before instituting the new measure. Under the previous rules, however, the school regarded illegal immigrants as international students and insisted that they have visas. (RELATED: Obama hides Obamacare subsidies for foreign workers, guest students)

Much like national championships for Notre Dame’s storied football team, that requirement is now a relic of a bygone era.

Illegal immigrants who might have trouble paying the steep price tag at Notre Dame because they aren’t eligible for the same federal financial aid available to citizens and nationals needn’t worry.

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