Costs & Paying for College

New England Residents May Be Eligible for Reduced Tuition

The cost is less than the out-of-state costs. Visit Student Financial Services for specific information regarding tuition and fees.

For graduate programs eligible for the NERSP, please contact graduate admissions at 978-934-2390 or e-mail at Graduate_Admissions@uml.edu

NERSP-Qualifying Programs are those not offered on public campuses in a student’s home state.

Also known as the Apple Program, NERSP is coordinated by the New England Board of Higher Education. At UMass Lowell, many of the programs that qualify are nationally recognized.
 
The details:

  • No additional application is required, but you must indicate your interest in NERSP on the application.
  • You must enroll in a qualified degree program and meet regular admissions criteria.
  • NERSP applicants receive admissions preference over other out-of-state applicants.
  • You will be notified by the UMass Lowell Admissions Office if you are granted NERSP status.
  • Students accepted into NERSP are still eligible to apply for financial aid through other sources.

RSP-Qualifying Programs at UMass Lowell

  UMass Lowell programs that qualify for Connecticut residents:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Music Business
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Radiological Health Physics
  • Sound Recording Technology

  UMass Lowell programs that qualify for Maine residents:

  • Environmental Health
  • Meteorology
  • Music Business
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Radiological Health Physics
  • Sound Recording Technology 

 UMass Lowell programs that qualify for New Hampshire residents:

  • Community Health Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Meteorology
  • Music Business
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Radiological Health Physics
  • Sound Recording Technology 
  • Peace & Conflict Studies  

 UMass Lowell programs that qualify for Rhode Island residents:

  • American Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Community Health Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Meteorology
  • Music Business
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Plastics Engineering
  • Radiological Health Physics
  • Sound Recording Technology
  • Peace & Conflict Studies

 UMass Lowell programs that qualify for Vermont residents:

  • American Studies 
  • Chemical Engineering 
  • Community Health Education 
  • Computer Engineering 
  • Environmental Health
  • Meteorology 
  • Music Business 
  • Nuclear Engineering 
  • Plastics Engineering 
  • Sound Recording Technology
  • Radiological Health Physics
  • Peace & Conflict Studies