View District
Read news
Read legislation
View slide show
Click here to signup
Cast your vote now...

Press Releases
PRESS RELEASE- Tuition Break Program Available to Massachusetts Residents
June 28, 2007

Pittsfield- As Senate Vice Chair on Higher Education, State Senator Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield) reminds parents that the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) offers students tuition breaks through the Regional Student Program (RSP).


“I applaud the New England Board of Higher Education for having the vision to develop a program that helps our students afford the high cost of a college education, and I encourage families to learn more about how they can benefit from the Regional Student Program.” stated Downing. 


The RSP provides tuition breaks to Massachusetts residents when they enroll in approved degree programs at out-of-state public campuses in Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  This program not only saves students and families thousands of dollars in college tuition, but also saves taxpayers millions of dollars by enabling the six New England states to share educational resources and avoid duplication of costly academic programs at public campuses.


Complete information on RSP, including the hundreds of degree programs available with a tuition discount to Massachusetts residents, is available on the web at:




Meet Senator Downing | Priorities | Legislation
Contact | Email Updates | Slide Shows | In the News
This website is the official policy and constituent service website of Massachusetts State Senator Benjamin B. Downing.
It is maintained by the Office of Senator Downing. Web hosting has not been paid for at taxpayer expense.
Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.

Designed by Boxcar Media