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MTP / RSP

Metropolitan Tuition Policy (MTP)

Effective Summer 2009, students whose permanent address is one of the following Massachusetts/Connecticut cities/towns (click here for list) are eligible for a special tuition discount at Rhode Island College of the in-state tuition rate plus 50%.

The Connecticut region includes all of Windham County, New London County (except Lyme, East Lyme and Old Lyme) and Tolland County (except Bolton, Hebron, Somers and Vernon).

The Massachusetts region includes all of Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Suffolk County, Dukes County and parts of Worcester County and Middlesex County.


New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

Rhode Island College participates in the New England Regional Student Program (RSP) administered by the New England Board of Higher Education. 

Through this program, students may enroll in a specific program/major at Rhode Island College for in-state tuition plus 50%. The student’s program of study must not be offered at a public institution in the student’s home state, or Rhode Island College must be closer in traveling time to the student’s legal residence than a public institution offering an approved program in the home state.

Students must remain in the program for which they applied or may transfer only into another RSP program; otherwise, they will be charged out-of-state tuition fees as of the date of transfer.

For example:

Tuition Savings (Per Year 2011 – 2012):
RSP tuition and fees: $10,388
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $17,554
Savings per year: $7,166

RSP Programs available by state:
Connecticut Africana Studies, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Dance, Film Studies, Medical Imaging
Maine Africana Studies, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Dance, Healthcare Administration, Justice Studies, Latin American Studies, Medical Imaging, Technology Education
Massachusetts Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Film Studies, Healthcare Administration
New Hampshire Africana Studies, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Dance, Healthcare Administration, Latin American Studies, Medical Imaging, Studio Art (BFA):  Metalsmithing/Jewelry, Technical Education
Vermont Africana Studies, Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Dance, Health Education, Justice Studies, Medical Imaging, Special Education, Technical Education

Page last updated: July 18, 2013