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By Leona Vaughn
WNPA Olympia Bureau 

Undocumented students could soon be eligible for college loans

Mukilteo legislator sponsors proposed bill


Last updated 3/4/2020 at 2:25pm

Students who are undocumented immigrants may soon find it easier to finance their higher education with a proposal working its way through the state legislature.

Senate Bill 6561, now under consideration in the House, establishes a student loan program for undocumented immigrants, including DACA recipients, who are not currently eligible to receive federal financial aid.

“We know that our undocumented students want to pursue the same opportunities,” said Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, the bill’s primary sponsor.

“One big barrier that still exists is a lack of access to stud...

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