Good Neighbor and Regional Student Program 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 Student Program/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.  

Eligible Major                                                                             CT MA ME NH RI

Animation and Illustration, B.F.A.

    yes yes yes

Applied Psychology/Human Services B.S.

yes     yes  

Atmospheric Sciences, B.S.

yes yes yes yes yes

Business: Hospitality and Tourism Management, B.A.


Business: Social Entrepreneurship, B.A.

yes yes yes   yes

Cinema/Video Production, B.A.

yes yes yes yes yes

Communications and Community Media, B.A.

    yes yes  

Creative Writing, B.F.A.

yes yes   yes yes

Electronic Journalism/Arts, A.S., B.S

yes yes  yes yes  yes

Graphic Design, BFA

    yes yes yes

Media Arts, B.A., B.F.A.

  yes     yes

Mountain Recreation Management, B.S.

yes yes yes yes yes

Music Business and Industry, B.S.

yes    yes  yes yes

Musical Theater, B.A.


Outdoor Education, B.A.

yes yes yes   yes

Studio Arts, M.F.A

  yes   yes yes

Sustainability Studies, B.S.

yes yes   yes yes

Technical Theater, A.A.

yes yes yes yes  

Visual Communications, A.S., B.S

yes       yes

Wellness and Alternative Medicine, B.S

yes yes yes yes yes