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Tuition Break Program

Tuition Break for New England Residents

Or, why it’s great to live in New England (besides the leaves and lobster)

The Tuition Break Program was created by the New England Board of Higher Education to make a broad education available to all New England residents. The program gives a tuition break to New England residents enrolled in certain programs not offered by their home state’s public colleges and universities. Students from Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont whose majors at UMass Amherst qualify them for the New England Regional Tuition Break receive a discount on the out-of-state tuition charge.  See Office of the Bursar and New England Regional Student Program for more information.

Please note that students who qualify for the Tuition Break Program and receive the Chancellor's Award will receive the larger of the two benefits, not both. 

To see how that translates into dollars and cents, go to UMass Amherst costs.