Connecticut residents are eligible for more than 900 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through Tuition Break.

The programs are offered by public colleges and universities in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont — all at a substantial tuition discount. Eligible students are charged a tuition rate that is significantly less than the regular out-of-state tuition rate. Tuition rates and savings vary by institution. Average savings for a full-time student enrolled in the 2019-20 academic year was $8,100. View highlights of Connecticut’s participation in 2019-20.

Find all programs for Connecticut residents

View information on each participating institution, including their approved programs, tuition rates and contacts.

View an alphabetical list of programs by degree level and area of study, approved for 2020-21:

Associate Programs for Connecticut Residents

Bachelor’s Programs for Connecticut Residents

Graduate Programs for Connecticut Residents


List of new programs approved for Connecticut residents for 2020-21

Examples of newly approved specialized undergraduate programs are:

Data Science (bachelor’s) at the University of New Hampshire and University of Rhode Island

Music Therapy (bachelor’s) at the University of Rhode Island

Global Language and Area Studies (bachelor’s) at the University of Rhode Island

Esports Management (associate) at Central Maine Community College


Information on programs offered by some colleges under the Flexible Policy

The Flexible Programs Policy option is another way for students to be eligible through NEBHE’s Tuition Break, the Regional Student Program (RSP), at certain colleges and universities. The Flexible option, which was approved in 2018 for enrollment starting in the 2019-20 academic year, allows four-year institutions to offer any program to residents of other New England states. Previously only community colleges had this option.

The four-year institutions allowing eligibility under Flexible for 2020-21 include: 12 colleges and universities for selected or most bachelor’s programs and 9 institutions for selected or most graduate programs. Flexible programs are flagged with [F] in the program lists. Click here to see the list of institutions.