Office of Admissions

New England Regional Student Program (RSP)

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As a New England resident, you can receive a special reduced tuition rate when you enroll in an eligible undergraduate or graduate degree program at the University of Southern Maine (USM). We work in cooperation with the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) to offer the following list of eligible degree programs available for the RSP tuition discount.

Degree programs with the RSP tuition discount

Degree programs listed may change annually.

* The University of Southern Maine is not currently admitting students to this program. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for any changes to this status.


* The University of Southern Maine is not currently admitting students to this program. Please check with your Admissions Counselor for any changes to this status.

Certificates of Advanced Study

Certificate Program Eligible Residents
Educational Leadership NH, RI, VT




RSP Tuition Discount for 2020–2021

Degree Program Out-of-state tuition cost
per credit
RSP tuition cost
per credit
RSP tuition cost
per 3-credit course
Undergraduate $739 $464 $1,392
Graduate $1,141 $713 $2,139



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Do you want to learn more?

If you still have questions, contact us to request more information about the RSP. One of our counselors will reach out to you soon.

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Take a virtual tour

Explore our beautiful residential campus in Gorham, set within the quiet atmosphere of 125 tree-lined acres. You can also view our vibrant Portland campus located near the heart of downtown and exciting internship opportunities! Our interactive 360º photos will give you a peek inside our dorms, classrooms, labs, and other spaces on each campus.

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Are you a High School student?

At the University of Southern Maine (USM), you’ll meet extraordinary people from diverse backgrounds who will help shape the way you view the world. With 50+ majors, three welcoming campuses, internships that provide hands-on experience, and faculty who are dedicated to academic excellence and your future success, you’ll find an education that will offer challenges and inspiration.

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Financial aid and scholarships

Student Financial Services will help you navigate the financial aid application process and answer your questions about the FAFSA, scholarships, loans, and more. Note: If a student applying to the University has been accepted for admission and received a financial aid award prior to declaring an RSP program as their intended major or program, the university may revise the financial aid award.

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Advance your degree

The academic strength of our graduate programs is demonstrated through our stimulating classes, challenging coursework, and outstanding faculty who stand ready to provide you with the resources and connections you’ll need to push yourself forward. In addition to on-campus programs, many of our graduate degrees and certificates are available online or via distance learning.

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