Lawmakers to push college aid for undocumented students

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Assembly Democrats say they'll push for legislation making undocumented immigrants eligible for New Jersey's higher-education financial aid programs.

Gov. Chris Christie, in signing the DREAM Act last December making such immigrants eligible for in-state tuition provided they graduated from a New Jersey high school they attended for at least three years, vetoed a version of the bill that included the eligibility for financial aid.

This week Christie erased language added to the new budget by Democrats that would have done the same for the Tuition Aid Grant program.

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