Bills in 2 States Would Cut College Costs for Some Illegal Immigrants

Julie A. Neilson, a college counselor at Garfield High School, in Los Angeles, is desperate for a way to help a student from a low-income family pay for her first year of college.

But rather than try the usual channels -- finding financial aid or a cheap community college -- the counselor is hoping to find a professor willing to provide the student with room and board in exchange for housekeeping and baby-sitting.

For 10 to 15 percent of the nearly 900