BENNINGTON >> The Community College of Vermont officially announced on Thursday the details of their new Good Neighbor Policy, which will allow students from certain counties in New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire, to take classes at in-state tuition rates.
The program will begin this fall, and will apply to students from Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton, and Coos counties in New Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties in Massachusetts, and Washington and Rensselaer counties in New York.
"At CCV, our academic programs and support services are designed to prepare students to achieve both career and life goals," said CCV President Joyce Judy, "By offering students in neighboring states the same tuition rates that Vermonters pay, more people will be able to benefit from our diverse courses, open admissions, and the opportunities that come with a CCV degree. We are thrilled to announce this new program and to continue our efforts to help students overcome barriers to higher education and reduce the financial burden of a college degree."
The reduced tuition rates for New Hampshire and Massachusetts are offered through the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break program and for New York through the Good Neighbor policy approved by the Vermont State Colleges Board of Trustees.
CCV's tuition rate for in-state students for the 2016-1027 school year is $253 per credit, compared to the out of state rate, which is twice that, at $506 per credit.
Southern Vermont College announced their own Good Neighbor Scholarship last November, an $11,000 yearly award that applies to students in Bennington and Windham counties, as well as students from specific high schools in New York and Massachusetts.
To learn more about CCV, you can visit their website at ccv.edu
Derek Carson can be reached for comment at 802-447-7567, ext. 122.