Financial Aid Policies

New England Regional Student Program

Students who meet the eligibility requirements for residents of their state and admission requirements of a University program approved as a regional curriculum will receive preference in admission among out-of-state applicants and will be charged the in-state tuition plus 50% upon admission. It is assumed that students accepted into a program of study offered under the New England Regional Student Program will remain in the same field of study. If a student subsequently transfers into a program which is not included in the regional student program, out-of-state tuition will be applicable as of the date of transfer. The same holds true for the inverse. The date of transfer into a regional student program is the effective date for the reduced tuition rate.

The following is a listing of programs of the University of Massachusetts Lowell which are presently offered under the New England Regional Student Program.

UMass Lowell Programs*           Eligible States

American Studies                       RI, VT

Chemical Engineering                 VT

Community Health Education       NH, RI, VT

Computer Engineering                CT, VT

Criminology & Justice Studies      RI

Meteorology                               ME, NH, RI, VT

Music Business                           CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

Nuclear Engineering                    CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

Plastics Engineering                    CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

Sound Recording Technology       CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

Radiological Health Physics          CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

*This list of approved programs differs from that which has been approved for state colleges. 

*UMass Lowell also participates in the Proximity Allowance of the New England Regional Program. This program allows New Hampshire residents from selected towns within a 20 mile radius of UMass Lowell to be eligible for a tuition discount for most majors. Please visit for details.