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EDUCATION Calif. Gov. Signs DREAM Act Ringo Chiu / ZUMA Press

Calif. Gov. Signs DREAM Act

The federal version may be dead, but some states are taking matters into their own hands: California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a state-passed version of the DREAM Act Saturday, which will allow illegal immigrants to receive financial aid to attend state colleges and universities. Starting in 2013, low-income students will be able to get grants of up to $4,500 for tuition and to receive institutional grants from the University of California system. Brown said opening up the aid to immigrant students would only effect about 1 percent of the program’s budget.

October 8, 2011 4:49 PM