New England Regional Tuition Break

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UNH participates in the the New England Board of Higher Education's (NEBHE's) Tuition Break program, which gives New England residents the opportunity to enroll at out-of-state New England public colleges and universities at a discount. Students are eligible for the New England Regional Student Program (RSP) Tuition Break program when they enroll in an approved major that's not offered by the public colleges and universities in their home state. Under this program, admitted graduate students from New England may qualify for regional tuition rates (New Hampshire resident tuition, plus 50 percent).

To be eligible, students must be admitted to a program that's not available at any of their home state's public institutions.

If a specialized program isn't available at any of the student's home-state public institutions, the student is encouraged to contact Dan Budak, the UNH's Graduate School's Admissions Counselor, to see if you qualify and how we may be able to help you. In some cases, negotiation to participate as an RSP student is possible. Use our Programs of Study page to see if your program is eligible for NER tuition (see individual program pages for eligible states). Note that some highly specialized graduate programs may be available through the New England Regional Student Program even if they aren't listed in the NHBHE Regional Student Program catalog.

The NEBHE Tuition Break website provides additional information on program requirements, policies and guidelines, and who to contact if you wish to appeal a decision.

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

Note: New Hampshire residents are not eligible for the New England Regional (NER) program if attending UNH because they already qualify for in-state tuition.


New England Board of Higher Education (NHBHE) Contact Information

For more information contact the New England Board of Higher Education:

New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)
45 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: (617) 357-9620
Web Address: