Massachusetts Governor Grants In-State Tuition to Undocumented Immigrants granted DACA

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 the Governor of Massachusetts announced that students that qualify for the Federal Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program would be charged in-state tuition and fees. On the following Monday, Governor Deval Patrick send a letter to the state’s Board of Higher Education immediately lowering the rates and allowing undocumented students already attending Massachusetts colleges and universities to apply for a refund of the differ between out-of-state tuition to in-state tuition. This action will reduce the cost of tuition for qualified undocumented immigrants by more than half.

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View the (.PDF) fact sheet on Massachusetts’s In-State Tuition for DACA Beneficiaries

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