What is Tuition Break?

NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, the New England Regional Student Program (RSP), provides significant tuition savings to residents of the six New England states when they enroll at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England and pursue approved programs.

Eligibility for the RSP Tuition Break varies by state and by institution.

For New England Residents

Residents of the six New England states – Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont – are eligible through Tuition Break to pay lower tuition at out-of-state public colleges and universities within New England.

Click on a state in the map to learn about programs that residents are eligible for.

Find A Program


More than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered through Tuition Break by New England’s 82 public colleges and universities.

Programs are offered in all fields of study, and many of them high-demand and specialized.

Millions of Dollars in Tuition Savings Every Year


Tuition Break has provided New England residents savings on more than 324,000 annual tuition bills, with total savings well into the billions of dollars, since established in 1957.

In the 2019-20 academic year, more than 9,200 New England residents saved an estimated $63.5 million in tuition because of the RSP.

A full-time RSP student received an average tuition break of $8,100.

View this year’s annual report.

Testimonials about Tuition Break

From students, alumni, college administrators and school counselors …


With declining enrollment and the fear of the cost of college, anything we can do to provide families options related to the cost of attendance, I am in. I mention NEBHE’s Tuition Break and direct families to the website when I speak about ways to finance education…

William R. Hughen
District Director of School Counseling
Hudson School District, New Hampshire

Questions about Tuition Break?

View our answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Contact us by email at tuitionbreak@nebhe.org
or by telephone at 857-284-4879 or 617-357-9620.