NEBHE's Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), enables thousands of New England residents to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the RSP Tuition Break when they enroll in an approved major that is not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home-state.
New England includes the following six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Students must be residents of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont and attend a school in another of those states that offers an RSP program in their major. The major must not be available at an in-school state.
As a permanent resident of a New England state, a student is eligible for the RSP when enrolled in an approved degree program offered by a specific public college or university in another New England state. Approved majors (associate, bachelor’s and graduate) for residents of each New England state are listed on the Find a Program page.
At certain colleges, students may also qualify when the out-of-state college is closer to home than the in-state college offering the same program. Many community colleges and a few four-year campuses allow this eligibility (Refer to the RSP Tuition Break Policies: Proximity-Based Programs of Study [3B3]). Approval is made at the discretion of the institution.