Rhode Island residents are eligible for more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs through Tuition Break.
The programs are offered by public colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire 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 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 2021-22:
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.
Flexible programs are flagged with [F] in the program lists. Click here to see the list of institutions.