Monday, November 26, 2012

In-State Tuition for DACA Beneficiaries

The Mass. Dept. of Higher Education has released a Fact Sheet on In-State Tuition for DACA Beneficiaries. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a new federal policy.
"This policy states that the federal government will “defer action” or not prosecute deportation cases for qualifying individuals for a period of two years from the time their application for “deferred action” is approved. If approved, DACA beneficiaries will receive work permits in addition to deferred action status."
"In accordance with this change in federal policy, the Administration has determined that under the existing Board of Higher Education policy, DACA beneficiaries are eligible for instate tuition at our 29 public campuses as long as they meet the Board’s other residency requirements for those institutions."
The fact sheet details the requirements to qualify for DACA. More information on DACA is available at our Law About Immigration.