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 2018-19 academic year was $7,900.

Find all programs for Rhode Island residents


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

Associate Programs for Rhode Island Residents

Bachelor’s Programs for Rhode Island Residents

Graduate Programs for Rhode Island Residents


List of new programs approved for Rhode Island residents for 2020-21

Examples of newly approved specialized undergraduate programs are:

Cybersecurity (bachelor’s) at Central Connecticut State University

Cybersecurity is also offered at University of Maine at Augusta and University of Southern Maine

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

Public Utility Management (associate) at Gateway Community College, Conn.

Esports Management (associate) at Central Maine Community College

Pharmacy (associate) at Mount Wachusett Community College, Mass.