Massachusetts To Grant In-State Tuition To Immigrants Who Qualify For DACA No vote? I did know know Patrick had this kind of authority. You can be illegal and work under the table, but your kids qualify for in state tuition breaks. A New Hamprhire resident who works and pay's taxes in Massachusetts cannot get this break for their children. Shouldn't a legal citizen paying taxes in this state get the same benefits as an illegal who is working under the table?