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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.

Associate’s Eligible States
Broadcast and Digital Journalism, A.S. (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design, A.A. (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Graphic Design, A.A. (Lyndon) RI
Photography, A.A. (Lyndon) ME, NH, RI
Technical Theater, A.A. (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, NH
Visual Arts, A.S. (Lyndon) ME, NH


Bachelor’s Eligible States
Animation and Illustration, B.F.A. (Lyndon) ME, NH, RI
Applied Psychology and Human Services, B.S. (Lyndon) CT, NH
Atmospheric Sciences (Meteorology), B.S. (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Digital Communications, B.S. (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Cinema Production, B.A. (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Climate Change Science, B.S. (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Creative Writing, B.F.A. (Johnson) CT, MA, NH, RI
Data Science, B.S. (Johnson and Lyndon) CT, ME
Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design, B.F.A. (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Graphic Design, B.F.A. (Lyndon) ME, NH, RI
Holistic Health, B.S. (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
Media Arts, B.A., B.F.A. (Johnson) MA, RI
Music Business and Industry, B.S. (Lyndon) CT, ME, NH, RI
Outdoor Education, Leadership, and Tourism, B.S
    Adventure Education (Johnson and Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, RI
    Environmental Education (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, RI
    Mountain Resort Management (Lyndon) CT, ME, MA, NH, RI
    Outdoor Program Management and Administration (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, RI
    Therapeutic Wilderness and Adventure Programming (Johnson) CT, ME, MA, RI
Performance, Arts, and Technology, B.A. (Johnson) MA
Sustainability Studies, B.S. (Lyndon) CT, MA, NH, RI


Master’s Eligible States
Studio Arts, M.F.A. (Johnson) ME, NH, RI



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