Residency status is a determining factor in calculating tuition and educational service fees. The Board of Higher Education for Massachusetts Colleges has established the following residency classifications:
U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has lived in Massachusetts for at least six continuous months prior to the first day of the semester for which they apply and who intend to continue living in Massachusetts indefinitely.
New England Regional Student Program Status (NERSP)
U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has lived in one of the New England states for at least six continuous months prior to the first day of the semester for which they apply, and meets NERSP program requirements including those relating to the student's program of study and the distance from the student's residence to the college (determined by the Office of Admissions) and may qualify a student for eligibility.
U.S. citizen or permanent resident who does not reside in Massachusetts or who has lived in Massachusetts less than six continuous months prior to the first day of the semester for which they apply.
If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you are required to complete an International Student Admission Application, submit statements of financial support, and transcripts of secondary education and college, if applicable, officially translated into English. Transcripts must be evaluated by an outside credential-evaluating agency. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 is required for admission to all programs, unless supplemented by an English as a Second Language program. International Student Application deadlines are November 1 for Spring semester and May 1 for Fall semester. International student tuition is billed at the non-resident rate.
Change in Residency Status to Massachusetts Status
Students originally registered under the out-of-state status or New England Regional Student Program Status (NERSP) who qualify to change their residency status with the college may do so through the Admissions Office. Proof of permanent residency in Massachusetts and effective date are required. You can print the change of residency form or contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413.552.2321 to have the form sent to you.