Reduced Tuition for Southern New Hampshire Residents
The Proximity Regional Rates Program offers a reduced tuition rate for undergraduate students living in southern New Hampshire. Eligibility is extended to students whose permanent residence is closer to UMass Lowell than to their home-state institution offering the same program.
This program also applies to undergraduate students whose hometown requires them to attend a regional high school, and this regional high school is closer to UMass Lowell than the home-state institution offering the same program. The reduction translates into a savings of more than $6,000 annually for undergraduates.
Part-time students will have a comparable percentage reduction in their cost per credit hour.
(Note: Tuition and fees are set each year. Please confirm the latest rates.)
This program was developed in response to the many highly-qualified southern New Hampshire students seeking a world-class university education close to home.
The Proximity Regional Rate program is based on a provision of the New England Board of Higher Education Regional Student Program (NERSP). The proximity program does not change in any way the provisions and costs of the NERSP.
Participating students are eligible for on-campus housing.
See which cities and towns qualify for Proximity Regional Rates.
Proximity Regional Program Qualifying Towns
To qualify for Proximity rates, southern New Hampshire students must have a permanent residence that is closer to UMass Lowell than to their home-state institution offering the same program. Eligibility is also extended to specific towns in southern New Hampshire whose residents are required to attend a regional high school that is closer to UMass Lowell than their home-state institution offering the same program.
Qualifying Cities and Towns Include:
Zip Code: 03031
Zip Code: 03811
Zip Code: 03032
Zip Code: 03110
Zip Code: 03033
Zip Code: 03036
Zip Code: 03819
Zip Code: 03038
- East Derry
Zip Code: 03041
- East Hampstead
Zip Code: 03826
Zip Code: 03045
Zip Code: 03048
Zip Code: 03841
Zip Code: 03049
Zip Code: 03106
Zip Code: 03051
Zip Code: 03052
Zip Code: 03053
Zip Code: 03082
Zip Code: 03101, 03102, 03103, 03104, 03105, 03106, 03107, 03108, 03109, 03111
Zip Code: 03048
Zip Code: 03054
Zip Code: 03055
- Mont Vernon
Zip Code: 03057
Zip Code: 03060, 03061, 03062, 03063, 03064
- New Boston
Zip Code: 03070
- North Salem
Zip Code: 03073
Zip Code: 03076
Zip Code: 03865
Zip Code: 03079
Zip Code: 03873
Zip Code: 03086
Zip Code: 03087
Students living in Atkinson, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Nashua, North Salem, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem and Windham qualify for the Proximity Rate for all majors.
Undergraduates whose permanent residence is geographically closer to UNH-Manchester qualify for Proximity rates for all majors except English, History, Psychology and Undeclared. This includes residents of: Amherst, Auburn, Bedford, Chester, Danville, Derry, East Derry, East Hampstead, Goffstown, Greenville, Hampstead, Litchfield, Londonderry, Lyndeborough, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Boston, Sandown and Wilton.
Proximity rate students are eligible for on-campus housing from their first semester.
This offer is based on the proximity provision of the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) conducted by the New England Board of Higher Education. Students from any part of New Hampshire enrolled in RSP-qualifying majors (undergraduate programs include Community Health Education, Meteorology, Music Business, Nuclear Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Radiological Health Physics and Sound Recording Technology) will continue to be eligible for the New England Regional Program tuition and fees.
For additional information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 978-934-3931.