Fifteen states have passed laws allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges — a huge incentive for lower-income kids looking for a financial break.

But while opponents have screamed about giving taxpayer subsidies to illegal immigrants, the actual programs themselves have fallen well short — in some states only a couple dozen students have signed up, and at most a couple hundred have taken advantage of the laws. At the University of Connecticut — a school of nearly 18,000 — only 33 undocumented students use the law.

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