Regional Discounts

Regional Discounts

Good Neighbor and Regional (NEBHE) Awards

Northern Vermont University participates in two programs that offer a reduced tuition rate to eligible out-of-state students: the Good Neighbor Award and the Regional /NEBHE Award. Students eligible for either award save $6,500 on the out-of-state tuition rate. This award can also be combined with merit scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic achievement. Students can only receive one of these regional awards.

Good Neighbor Award

The NVU Good Neighbor Award provides a tuition discount to undergraduate students from:

  • Canada (all provinces)
  • New York state (all counties)
  • Massachusetts: Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties
  • New Hampshire: Belknap, Carroll, Cheshire, Coos, Grafton, and Sullivan Counties

Regional/NEBHE Award

This award provides a discount to students from specific states enrolled in specific majors, as noted below. These majors and the associated home states are determined by the New England Board of Higher Education. The most recent list of eligible majors and the home-state requirements for each follows. Note that this list changes periodically. Check with the Admissions Office at the campus where you are applying to ensure your major is still eligible. Majors are campus specific. Campus is indicated next to degree name. 

Eligible Major CT MA ME NH RI

Animation and Illustration, B.F.A. (Lyndon)

    yes yes yes

Applied Psychology/Human Services, B.S. (Lyndon)

yes     yes  

Atmospheric Sciences, B.S. (Lyndon)

yes yes yes yes yes
Broadcast and Digital Journalism, A.S., B.S (Lyndon) yes yes yes yes yes

Cinema/Video Production, B.A. (Lyndon)

yes yes yes yes yes
Climate Change Science, B.S. (Lyndon) yes yes yes yes yes

Creative Writing, B.F.A. (Johnson)

yes yes   yes yes
Environmental Science, B.S. (Lyndon)         yes
Information Technology (Computer Information Systems), B.S. (Lyndon)         yes

Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design, A.A., B.F.A. (Johnson)

yes yes yes yes yes

Graphic Design, B.F.A. (Lyndon)

    yes yes yes

Media Arts, B.A., B.F.A. (Johnson)

  yes     yes

Mountain Recreation Management, B.S. (Lyndon)

yes yes yes yes yes

Music Business and Industry, B.S. (Lyndon)

yes   yes yes yes

Musical Theater, B.A. (Johnson)


Outdoor Education, B.A. (Johnson)

yes yes yes   yes

Photography, A.A. (Lyndon)

    yes yes yes

Studio Arts, M.F.A. (Johnson)

  yes   yes yes

Sustainability Studies, B.S. (Lyndon)

yes yes   yes yes

Technical Theater, A.A. (Johnson)

yes yes yes yes  

Visual Arts, A.S. (Lyndon)

    yes yes  

Wellness and Alternative Medicine, B.S. (Johnson)

yes yes yes yes yes