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New England Regional Student Program

Students from New England states other than Massachusetts may qualify for a reduced tuition option

Reduced Tuition Program for New England Residents

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.

Details:

  • 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.

 Qualifying Graduate Programs at UMass Lowell

Qualifying Program Degree Qualifying State
Applied Physics master's CT, NH
Applied Psychology & Prevention doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Autism Studies master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Business Administration doctoral ME, NH, VT
Business Analytics & Project Management master's ME, NH, RI, VT
Chemical Engineering master's VT
Clinical Laboratory Science master's CT, ME, NH, VT
Community Social Psychology master's CT, ME, NH, VT
Criminal Justice/Justice Administration master's ME, NH, RI, VT
Criminal Justice doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Energy Engineering master's CT, ME, VT
Engineering Management master's CT, NH, RI, VT
Environmental Studies master's CT, NH
Finance master's CT, NH, VT
Global Studies master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Global Studies doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Health Informatics & Management master's NH, RI, VT
Literacy & Schooling doctoral CT, RI, VT
Marine Science & Technology master's RI, VT
Marine Science & Technology doctoral RI, VT
Math & Science Education doctoral

CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

Music master's VT
Nursing (Adult Psychiatric Option Only) master's NH
Nursing PhD ME, NH, VT
Nursing DNP NH, VT
Peace & Conflict Studies master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Pharmaceutical Science doctoral ME, NH, VT
Pharmaceutical Science master's ME, NH, VT
Physics master's CT, NH
Physics  doctoral VT
Physical Therapy doctoral ME, NH
Polymer Science doctoral NH, RI, VT
Plastics Engineering master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Plastics Engineering doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Public Health master's RI, VT
Radiological Sciences & Protection master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Reading & Language Education EdS NH, RI
Sound Recording Technology master's CT, ME, VT
Work Environment master's CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Work Environment doctoral CT, ME, NH, RI, VT

 Qualifying Certificate Programs

Qualifying Certificates Qualifying States
Behavioral Intervention in Autism CT, ME, NH, VT
Biotechnology & Bioprocessing VT
Clinical Pathology CT, ME, NH, VT
Commercial Development for Plastics Engineers CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Criminal Justice Informatics ME, NH, RI, VT
Criminal Justice Leadership & Policy Development ME, NH, RI, VT
Diversity in the Workplace CT, ME, NH, VT
Domestic Violence ME, NH, RI, VT
Environmental Risk Assessment CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Elastomeric Materials CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Family Studies CT, ME, NH, VT
Forensic Criminiology ME, NH, RI, VT
Health Informatics ME, NH, RI, VT
Health Management ME, NH, RI, VT
Health Policy ME, NH, RI, VT
Identification & Control of Ergonomic Hazards CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Job Stress & Healthy Job Redesign CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Materials Sciences & Engineering VT
Medical Plastics Design & Manufacturing CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Modeling, Simulation & Control of Systems & Processses VT
Nutritional Sciences CT, ME, NH, VT
Peace & Conflict Resolution CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Plastics Design CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Plastics Engineering Fundamentals CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Plastics Materials CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Plastics Processing CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Radiological Health Physics & General Work Environment CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Security Studies ME, NH, RI, VT
Sustainable Polymeric Materials & Additives CT, ME, NH, RI, VT
Teaching Children with Moderate Disabilities NH, RI