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Gov. Northam to sign bill expanding eligibility for state financial aid

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Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 6:28 AM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Gov. Northam is set to sign a financial bill that will extend state-led financial assistance programs to any student who meets the criteria for in-state tuition regardless of citizenship or immigration status.

The governor will be signing the bill at Marymount University at 11 a.m. on June 14.

This law will go into effect on August 1st.

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