Financial Aid & Support
Several kinds of financial aid are available for MAJS students. Every year, we have at least 3 (some years 4) assistantships to support our students. An assistantship provides you with free tuition for the fall and spring semesters, free health insurance for a year, and a stipend ($14,500) for nine months of work 20 hours per week. Some of the MAJS students split their assistantships between research and teaching; others work for the UNH General Counsel or work for UNH Judicial Programs and Mediation. We also hire MAJS students on work study to be teaching assistants for Justice Studies classes. In order to qualify for assistantships, work study, and other financial aid, you need to complete the FAFSA form and submit your application by March 1st.
If you are a resident from a non-New Hampshire New England state (MA, ME, CT, RI, VT) you are eligible for the New England Regional Student Program (NERSP). The NERSP is a reduced tuition rate (in-state tuition rate plus 50%). As a graduate student, you are eligible for financial aid independent of your parents' income.
You may wish to visit the Financial Aid section of the Graduate School website for more information about the types of aid available to graduate students.