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Massachusetts expanded access to in-state tuition, as well as state financial aid to undocumented students on July 1, 2023 through their “High School Completers” tuition equity law. Before the passage of this law, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) were eligible for in-state tuition at all public colleges and universities in Massachusetts and DACA recipients and undocumented students were not eligible for state financial aid.

The resources included on this page were used to support the passage of the tuition equity law in Massachusetts.

  • Limited In-State Tuition Eligibility Leaves Massachusetts Behind Other States
  • The Opportunity to Extend Tuition Equity
  • A Comparison of In-State Tuition vs. Out-of-State Tuition in Massachusetts 
  • Benefits of Extending In-State Tuition & Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

Additional Resources 

The Case for MA In-State Tuition & Financial Aid (The Presidents’ Alliance)

Massachusetts In-State Tuition 1-Pgr (thedream.us)

TuitionFairnessMA.com (Website with student stories, data, and information to support in-state tuition and financial aid in Massachusetts) 

In-state Tuition/Financial Aid Requirements Chart (View Only)

Massachusetts – State Page | Higher Ed Immigration Portal

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Supporting Higher Education for Immigrant Students in the FY24 State Budget- MIRA

The Tuition Equity Act -Youtube Video

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation

Policy Brief on In-state Tuition

American Immigration Council

Immigrants in Massachusetts – American Immigration Council

Map the Impact Massachusetts -American Immigration Council