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1 New England Board of Higher Education’s Regional Student Program, Tuition Break for New Hampshire Residents

2 The New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break, provides a tuition discount to New Hampshire residents who enroll in approved degree programs at public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Vermont. how it works

3 Established by NEBHE in 1957, the RSP has saved New Hampshire residents an estimated $285 million in current dollars. key facts During academic year : Over 3,000 New Hampshire residents benefited. New Hampshire residents saved an estimated $16.2 million. Average annual tuition savings for a full-time student was $6,800.

4 eligibility Must be a permanent resident of New Hampshire. Enroll in an approved major offered by a state college or university in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Vermont. In some cases students are eligible when an out-of-state college is closer to home than an in-state college. Eligibility is not based on financial need or merit.

5 approved majors Approved majors are programs that are not offered by New Hampshire’s public colleges or universities, but are offered under the RSP Tuition Break by public colleges or universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont. New Hampshire residents are eligible for 430 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. To access the list of approved majors, visit and…www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak View a state-specific brochure for New Hampshire residents (bachelor’s degrees only). Search the program database. View the annual Tuition Break Catalogs (undergraduate and graduate). To access the list of approved majors, visit and…www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak View a state-specific brochure for New Hampshire residents (bachelor’s degrees only). Search the program database. View the annual Tuition Break Catalogs (undergraduate and graduate).

6 application A student applies for regional tuition status by: Declaring an approved major on the college’s application for admission and indicating “applying for New England regional status.” No separate application is required. If already enrolled, a student may request New England regional status through the Registrar’s office. Eligibility for some majors starts in the sophomore or junior year (these programs are footnoted).

7 bachelor’s degrees 5 Examples of bachelor’s degree majors available under the Tuition Break: Biomedical Engineering Communications Media/Electronic Journalism Arts Nuclear Engineering Pharmacy (PharmD) Sound Recording Technology Visit to learn which institutions offer these majors. 5 Examples of associate degree majors available under the Tuition Break: Computer Programming Technology Dental Laboratory Technology Massage Therapy Turf Management Wind Power Technology associate degrees

8 tuition and savings Examples of Annual Tuition Rates & Savings for Visit for a complete list of tuition rates for participating institutions. College/UniversityRSP RateSavingsOut-of-State Rate Lyndon State College, VT$12,336$5,424$17,760 Northern Essex Community College, MA$1,125$6,855$7,980 University of Connecticut$14,112$10,416$24,528 University of Maine$12,030$11,010$23,040 University of Massachusetts Lowell$2,181$6,386$8,567 University of Rhode Island$15,776$9,944$25,720 Vermont Technical College$15,384$4,200$19,584

9 proximity policy 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. Approval is made at the discretion of the institution. For details, visit and go to the “Eligibility/FAQs” page; download a list of institutions that participate in the proximity policy at:www.nebhe.org/tuitionbreak

10 connect with us... New England Board of Higher Education 45 Temple Place, Boston, MA / ext. 111 or 103 facebook.com/tuitionbreak twitter.com/tuitionbreak


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