Reduced Tuition for Southern New Hampshire Residents
The University of Massachusetts Lowell's Proximity Regional Rates Program offers a reduced tuition rate for undergraduate and graduate 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 and more than $5,000 annually for graduate students.
Full time out-of-state graduate students, who qualify for the Proximity Regional Rates Program, will see their estimated total for tuition and fees be reduced by nearly $4000.
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 on the Student Financial Services website.)
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.
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:
|City or Town
||03101, 03102, 03103, 03104, 03105, 03106, 03107, 03108, 03109, 03111
||03060, 03061, 03062,
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.