What is Tuition Break?

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 or program.

New England includes the following six states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Hundreds of Approved Programs

More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the RSP Tuition Break by New England’s 82 public colleges and universities. Check Find a Program.

Savings

Since it was established in 1957, the RSP Tuition Break has provided New England residents discounts on more than 315,000 annual tuition bills, with total savings well into the billions of dollars. In the 2018-19 academic year, more than 8,100 New England residents saved an estimated $54 million in tuition because of the RSP. A full-time RSP student received an average tuition break of $7,900. Click here to view the current tuition rates and savings at the participating colleges and universities.

The RSP Tuition Break program not only saves students thousands of dollars in college tuition, but also enables the six New England states to expand educational opportunities for their residents, while avoiding duplication of costly academic programs.

Have you saved on out-of-state tuition, thanks to the Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break?

Students and families, school counselors, and public college administrators and representatives: Please let us know how Tuition Break has made a difference for you. Your testimonial will help NEBHE illustrate the impact of the Tuition Break.

Students or graduates (or their families or counselors): Please click here to briefly share your experience with the RSP Tuition Break.

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For New England Residents

Residents of the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – are eligible through Tuition Break to pay lower tuition at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England.

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More than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through the RSP Tuition Break by New England's 82 public colleges and universities.
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