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Washington Law
5:01 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

New Washington Laws Cover College Aid, Guns and Tanning

Some 200 new laws take effect June 12 in Washington.
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This is the week undocumented students in Washington will become eligible for state college tuition aid. The Real Hope Act is just one of dozens of new state laws that take effect Thursday – 90 days after the Washington legislature adjourned.

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Real Hope Act Signed
6:05 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Washington Governor Signs Real Hope Act

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed the Real Hope Act on February 26th, 2014
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Washington is now the fourth state in the nation to give college students who are in the country illegally access to state-funded financial aid. Wednesday, hundreds of students cheered as Governor Jay Inslee signed the “Real Hope” act in as a bill. 

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Financial Aid
6:26 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Washington Legislature Sends ‘Real Hope’ Act To Governor

Republican State Senator Barbara Bailey celebrates with students following final passage of the “Real Hope Act."
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A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally. The state House Tuesday night overwhelmingly gave final approval to a measure to allow high school graduates who came to this country illegally with their parents to apply for state financial aid.

Real Hope Act
5:29 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Republican Senator Pushes Back On College Aid For Undocumented Students

A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire.
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A bipartisan plan in the Washington legislature to give undocumented students access to college aid is coming under fire. A Republican state senator from eastern Washington has introduced a measure to amend the so-called “Real Hope” Act. This change would give priority to lawful residents when it comes to limited financial aid dollars.

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