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New England Regional Student Program

New England Residents May Be Eligible for Reduced Tuition*

What is the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP)?

NERSP is a tuition program for out-of-state students with a permanent address in New England. It’s administered by the New England Board of Higher Education, and lowers the overall cost of out-of-state tuition by approximately $6,500.

Beginning in the fall of 2019, UMass Lowell offers the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) tuition breaks to all New England residents enrolled in any full-time undergraduate degree program.

  • Students with a permanent residence in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont qualify for the NERSP discount.
  • No additional application is required.
  • You’ll still be eligible to apply for financial aid through other sources if you’re accepted into NERSP.
  • Visit The Solution Center for more information on tuition and fees.

Register online to receive more information about this program and undergraduate admissions options.

*If you are a current student who enrolled before fall 2019 please review your options with The Solution Center.

Are you applying for a graduate program?

Please call Graduate Admissions at 978-934-2390 or send us an email at for a list of NERSP-qualifying graduate programs.