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DREAM Act In California Signed Into Law; Undocumented Immigrant Students Will Be Eligible For Financial Aid

California Dream Act Signed Into Law

First Posted: 10/08/11 08:06 PM ET Updated: 12/08/11 05:12 AM ET

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Undocumented immigrant students in California will be able to receive state-funded financial aid in 2013 to attend college under a new law signed Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The law allows top students who are on a path to citizenship to apply and receive the state aid, the governor said.

About 2,500 students are projected to receive Cal Grants totaling $14.5 million, according to the California Department of Finance. That averages out to $5,800 per student.

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