Southern Connecticut State University participates in a regional cooperative program administered by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). This program, known as the New England Regional Tuition Break Program, permits qualified residents of the New England states to study with special admission and tuition privileges in certain programs at Southern. The Tuition Break program is intended to expand opportunities for higher education for New England residents by making available, on an equal basis to all, those courses not commonly offered at every institution.
The Regional Student Program "Tuition Break" saves more than 9,000 New England students and their families an average of $7,000 on tuition bills annually, with a total savings of more than $53 million.
Policy and research programs focus on best practices in college readiness and success. NEBHE also provides policy leadership and promotes regional dialogue on key issues facing the region, higher education and the economy.
Professional Development programs provide cutting-edge curriculum and "problem-based learning" to community college faculty in collaboration with secondary school teachers and college and university faculty.