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Students Unhappy With Malloy School Aid Meeting

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Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC's Michael Guerrera)

Connecticut State Capitol (WTIC’s Michael Guerrera)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A group of students brought to the U.S. illegally as children say they’re unsatisfied after meeting with Connecticut Gov. Dannel P .Malloy about obtaining institutional financial aid.

Six students met privately with the Democrat on Tuesday. They’re part of the group Connecticut Students for a DREAM, which persuaded Malloy to meet with them after appearing at several recent town hall events.

Lucas Codognolla, the group’s lead coordinator, said Malloy refused to take action. He said the students will hold Malloy accountable to helping them become eligible for the aid this fall.

Malloy spokesman Andrew Doba said Malloy was happy to meet with the students. He signed legislation in 2011 making them eligible for less expensive, in-state tuition at Connecticut’s public colleges. He said Malloy is looking forward to additional conversations.

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