Editorial: In-state rates for all Mass. kids, even if they lack legal status

Jul 31 2011

The Boston Globe

Michael Widmer, president of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, rejects the idea that offering the lower in-state tuition rate to these young people would cost Massachusetts money. He projects a boost to state revenues if students who are now priced out of college earn a chance to enroll at the resident rate, which is generally about half that of the nonresident rate. Illegal immigrants, notes Widmer, are not eligible for state financial aid.
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