Students from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont may qualify for the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) if your program of study is not offered at a public college in your home state. See the list of master's, doctoral and graduate certificate programs that qualify below.
Tuition costs through NERSP-qualifying programs are less than the current out-of-state tuition costs, saving around $4,000 annually.
NERSP is coordinated by the New England Board of Higher Education. At UMass Lowell, many of the programs that qualify are nationally recognized.
- No additional application is necessary, but you must contact the Office of Graduate Admissions to indicate your interest.
- You must be enrolled in a qualifying degree or certificate program.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.