University officials support loans for undocumented students

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Administrators from California’s two public university systems called Wednesday for the state to provide student loans to some immigrants in the country illegally to cover expenses not met with state scholarships.

UC President Janet Napolitano and Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez said their university systems are backing legislation creating the loan program, which will cost the state and campuses up to $9.1 million the first year.

Napolitano noted that the state previously granted students in the country illegally access to state scholarships and the in-state residence rate.

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