New Jersey’s undocumented immigrants will be able to apply for state financial aid to help pay for college starting this fall, under a bill that Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law on Wednesday.
Murphy signed the bill to cheers and applause at a ceremony at Rutgers University in Newark. The move makes New Jersey the 10th state to extend financial aid to undocumented college students, joining California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, New Mexico, Hawaii and Connecticut, where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat, signed the state’s law late last month.