The New England Regional Student Program (NERSP) enables New England residents to enroll in out-of-state public colleges and universities in the six-state region at reduced tuition rate (50% above in-state tuition, rather than full-time out-of-state tuition). This tuition reduction applies under the following circumstances: (1) when the degree programs are not offered by the home state public institutions or (2) when the out-of-state institution is closer to the student's home than the in-state institution.
Policies allow for community colleges to make available for NERSP any program of study offered at their institution. Insofar as the interpretation of this policy is left to each college within CCSNH, the decision to extend NERSP rate to out-of-state students varies. WMCC has chosen this option and allows all New England students to enroll at WMCC at the NERSP rate, regardless of whether the student's program is available in the student's home state.
Determination of eligibility is the responsibility of WMCC's Vice President of Student Affairs (VPSA). NERSP students are liable for full payment of all fees.