Knowing Massachusetts, they’ll probably get it.

Elizabeth Roman of Masslive reports.

Immigrant students in Massachusetts seek in-state tuition

The cost of higher education continues to increase and many students focus on getting into state universities in order to reduce their loans. Immigrant students illegally living in Massachusetts are not able to receive the benefits of in-state tuition.

According to the Bourne Courier, immigrant students are lobbying for access to in-state tuition rates at public universities and colleges.

Carlos Rojas Alvarez, campaign coordinator for the Student Immigrant Movement, said greater access to higher education would give undocumented immigrant youth a greater chance to contribute to U.S. society.

“Even with in-state tuition rates, it’s still incredibly difficult to enroll in college,” he said to The Bourne Courier. “Even not having to pay two to four times the amount, without any financial aid, it’s impossible for a lot of young people.”

The group recently organized a rally at the Statehouse to support a bill sponsored by state Rep. Denise Provost(D-Somerville) and State Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Jamaica Plain) which would allow immigrant students access to in-state tuition and financial aid.

“I think it’s a matter of fundamental fairness,” said Provost. “Why would we want to waste that human potential?”