Maine residents are eligible for more than 700 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through Tuition Break.

The programs are offered by public colleges and universities in Connecticut, 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 2018-19 academic year was $7,900.

Find all programs for Maine residents


View an alphabetical list of approved programs by degree level and area of study:

Associate Programs for Maine Residents

Bachelor’s Programs for Maine Residents

Graduate Programs for Maine Residents


List of new programs approved for Maine 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

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

International Studies and Diplomacy (bachelor’s) at the University of Rhode Island

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

Public Utilities Management (bachelor’s) at Southern Connecticut State University