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East Greenwich, RI. Since 2016, New England Institute of Technology has been a provider of free college courses for high school students through the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) All Course Network (ACN) program. RIDE has just awarded a significant expansion of course offerings at NEIT.

For RIDE’s fiscal year (7/1/21 – 6/30/22), New England Tech has been approved to offer more than 25 college classes for Rhode Island high school students. RIDE expanded the eligibility criteria to include students from private schools and those who are home-schooled as well.  All students must be residents of Rhode Island. The ACN program affords high school students the opportunity to experience a New England Tech college credit-bearing class and sample an area of career interest at no cost. Tuition, books, and any other required learning materials are covered under the RIDE program.

The registration deadline for classes will close on June 11th. NEIT is offering courses in the Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Winter 2022 terms. Most classes will be conducted on campus with one exception. To promote financial literacy statewide, RIDE approved several classes entitled Planning Your Financial Future that will be presented virtually.

To learn more about NEIT’s All Course Network program including a list of course descriptions, please visit or contact Douglas Leigh, NEIT’s Training and Workforce Development Manager, at 401-739-5000 ext. 3355 or by email at


Under the leadership of President Richard I. Gouse, New England Institute of Technology is a private, non-profit technical university and is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education. Founded in 1940, the university offers more than 50 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and online/hybrid degree programs focusing on a proven combination of technical expertise coupled with experiential learning. Visit and follow news of the university on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and LinkedIn.