Financial Aid

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Democrats who control the New York Assembly say they will again pass legislation that would provide state college financial aid programs to students without legal status.

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For many, the college application process may be a little easier this year because the Internal Revenue Service has again switched on its computer program allowing income tax records to be meshed into college financial aid applications.

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Democratic Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has proposed extending aid for higher education in New York State to illegal immigrants.

The bill, presented on Friday, would make government financial aid and low-interest loans available to illegal immigrants in an effort to provide them better opportunities to gain employment. The initiative comes on the heals of President Obama's Dream Act.

There has been no reaction from state Republicans nor the Governor.