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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2014-2015

General Information

« Fees and Expenses*

* All charges quoted in this section reflect anticipated 2014 - 2015 rates.

The expected cost for 2014 - 2015 at the University will average about $29,900 for residents of New Hampshire and about $42,900 for nonresidents. See the following chart for a breakdown of these costs.

UNH bills are sent electronically only. Bills are posted to student MyUNH ( accounts. Students are notified through UNH assigned e-mail addresses when new bills are posted.

Fees and Expenses*

  In-state residents Non-residents



Activity fee



Recreational fee



Memorial Union fee



Student athletic fee



Health and counseling fee



Technology fee



Transportation fee



Subtotal of Required Expenses



Room and Board    
Double room



Silver Meal Plan






Estimated Expenses    
(to cover books, supplies, transportation, misc.) 3,000 3,000
Approximate Costs



Health insurance is required as a condition of enrollment for all full-time students. Students may provide proof of adequate coverage through another plan, or may elect coverage under the University's plan. The 2014 - 2015 rate for the University's plan had not been finalized at the time of this printing. The cost for the 2013 - 2014 academic year was $2,280.

** Note: The University reserves the right to adjust charges for such items as tuition, board, student fees, and room rent. Such charges will be announced as far in advance as possible.


The tuition rates for the 2014 - 2015 academic year are expected to be $13,670 for N.H. residents and $26,650 for nonresidents. The rates per credit hour in 2014 - 2015 are expected to be $570 for N.H. residents and $1,110 for nonresidents.

Students are permitted to enroll for more than 20 credits only with the approval of their college or school dean. Persons carrying more than 20 credits will be billed a per-credit fee for each credit above 20 credits, whether or not a student has obtained the dean’s approval. (See per-credit hour rates above.) Courses taken for audit are charged at the same rates as for-credit registrations. No refund will be made if a student subsequently drops a course, bringing the credits to 20 or fewer. Undergraduates registering for fewer than 12 credits pay the per-credit hour charge, plus a registration fee of $20 per semester. Undergraduates registered for less than 12 credits are charged 50 percent of the usual mandatory fees. Students registered for fewer than 5 credits pay the technology fee but are not charged for the other mandatory fees. The minimum charge for any recorded course is the per-credit charge of 1 credit hour.

Tuition differential charges apply to some majors. Students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), including engineering and computer science, and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (PAUL) will be charged a tuition differential. The differential is the same rate for both N.H. residents and nonresident students. In 2014 - 2015 the anticipated CEPS differential will be $965 per academic year and the anticipated PAUL differential will be $946 per academic year. CEPS and PAUL students who register for fewer than 12 credits pay a differential per-credit hour ($40 for CEPS and $39 for PAUL per-credit in 2014 - 2015). Music majors are charged an applied music fee of $400 each semester.

All admitted students must pay an enrollment fee. The fee is $350 for residents and nonresidents. If a student decides not to attend the University, these payments may be refunded on a prorated basis until August 15, according to the guidelines set by the Office of Admissions.

Three-fourths of tuition and mandatory fee charges will be refunded to students withdrawing or dropping courses within one week of the first day of classes; one-half after one week and within 30 days; and none thereafter (see the University Calendar). Students receiving federal financial aid will have their return of unearned aid calculated in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations in effect at the time of their withdrawal. For more information concerning withdrawal, call Business Services, (603) 862-2230. A degree candidate who withdraws from UNH and subsequently enrolls as a special student within the following year will be billed for tuition and fees on the same basis as degree candidates. Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University must clear their accounts before their registration will be confirmed.

A $25 fee must be paid by all students dropping courses after the third Friday of classes. The $25 fee will not be charged to persons changing to a reduced load or withdrawing; in both of these cases, the regular tuition rebate policy will apply. If a student has received permission to add a course after the third Friday of classes, a $25 fee will be assessed for each course added. A change of section within the same course is accomplished by a “drop” of one section and an “add” of another; however, only one $25 fee is assessed under these circumstances.


Expected mandatory fees for 2014 - 2015 include a Memorial Union fee ($362) for the use and administration of the student union; a recreational fee ($502) for support of recreational facilities; a student activity fee ($96) for support of the undergraduate newspaper, yearbook, student government, student lawyer, student radio station, and other student organizations; a technology fee ($188); a student athletic fee ($998) to provide support for athletic programs; a health and counseling fee ($607) to provide general health care through University Health Services; and a transportation fee ($129) to provide student transportation services.

There are no waivers of these fees. The services and facilities are available to all—the extent to which each student uses them cannot be the factor by which assessment is determined. Students who withdraw or drop to part-time after classes begin are eligible for refund of fees at the same rate as tuition refunds listed previously.

As a condition of enrollment, all full-time UNH students will be required to carry health insurance. Students may elect coverage under the University's student health benefits plan, or may waive the requirement by providing proof of adequate coverage through another plan. International students with F1 or J1 visas are required to purchase the UNH-sponsored coverage. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Mandatory Fees Include

Recreation Fee
Use of indoor pool at the field house
Use of athletic facilities at the Whittemore Center, which includes:

Locker rooms

With an additional fee:
CPR/first aid course
Ballroom dancing
Lifeguard instruction

Health Services Fee
For information, see Health Services.

Memorial Union Fee
For more information, see Memorial Union.

Athletic Fee
Admittance to all home games of organized sports at UNH
Financial support for athletes and athletic teams

Activity Fee
Support for the following organizations:

The undergraduate newspaper
Student government
Student lawyer
Student radio station
Movies at reduced rates

For more information, check the Get Involved guide available at the Memorial Union Building.

Technology Fee
Support for the following:

Student computing clusters
Walk-in Help Desk services
Technology-enhanced classroom infrastructure
Academic technology liaisons
Technology-enhanced learning

Transportation Fee
Student transportation Services:

Campus Connector
Wildcat Transit
Safe Rides
Amtrak Quik Ticket trip
Non-emergency rides

Room and Board*

Anticipated room and board charges will average $10,360 for the 2014 - 2015 academic year for a double room with a mandatory meal plan.

New students accepting a space on campus must include a $200 housing deposit with their housing application; for returning students, the deposit is $500. Written notification of cancellation of the room application or assignment received before August 15 will result in forfeiture of the deposit only. Written notification of cancellation after August 15 and before Friday of the first week of class will result in a charge of one-fourth of the full semester’s housing fee.

If the student fails to occupy the assigned room by Friday of the first week of class or cancels the agreement by mutual consent, or if for disciplinary or nonrenewal actions the agreement is canceled, the student will receive a 75 percent refund of the semester’s housing fee. Cancellation after the first Friday of classes and before 30 days after registration will result in a 50 percent refund of the semester’s housing fee. Cancellation 30 days after registration will result in no refund of the housing fee. Students who check in or move in to a hall or apartment, move out, and do not withdraw from the University are charged the full housing fee. If the agreement is canceled, the total amount of the housing deposit will be applied against any unpaid University charges.

Refunds of meal plans will be granted only with approval or upon withdrawal from the University. If a refund is approved for an Unlimited Access meal plan, the refund will be prorated by the number of weeks and partial weeks the student attended classes or used the meal plan. Block meal plans will be prorated by the number of meals consumed and charged at the highest prevailing meal rate. Unspent dining dollars will be refunded. 


Any amount owed to the University will be deducted from any rebate due to a student.

Deposits and Course Fees

Refundable deposits may be required to cover locker keys or loss or breakage in certain departments. A semester charge will be made for individual lessons in music, as noted in the description of applied music courses. (Non-music majors taking music courses or sections will be charged an applied music fee). A charge will be made for riding lessons and SCUBA, as noted in the sections on animal sciences and physical education. Some courses carry special fees to cover the costs of special equipment, field trips, etc.; these are noted in the course descriptions. Thompson School students pay curriculum fees to cover special costs in their programs (see the Thompson School section). Students will be charged a computer-use fee for courses requiring computer access and/or common access accounts. For certain courses, there are also lab fees.

Other Expenses

Books and classroom supplies cost approximately $800 to $1,000 annually. These may be purchased at the University Bookstore.

Personal expenses vary considerably with individual students and include clothing, laundry, recreation, incidentals, and travel.


All bills for tuition, fees, room and board, and other semester charges are due in full on the payment due date for each semester. A late fee may be assessed to student accounts not paid in full by the payment due date. Student accounts not paid in full within 30 days after the payment due date may be assessed additional late fees, default charges, interest and/or collection costs, and the student may be subject to deregistration from classes.

Parents and students who wish to make periodic payments for tuition, fees, room and board, and other semester charges should contact UNH Business Services well in advance of the semester payment due date for information on approved payment plans.

Undergraduate bills are sent electronically through posting to students’ MyUNH ( accounts. Tuition bills are posted twice a year, in mid-July for the fall semester and in mid-November for the spring semester. Monthly statements are also posted as needed. E-mails are sent to students' UNH-assigned e-mail addresses notifying students when new bills have been posted. Students may set up Parent Portal accounts to allow parents or others to access their student accounts.

Through the online system, students can view a history of electronic bills and payments and access a real-time view of their accounts. Payment may be made online, or the bill may be printed and mailed with payment. Credit card transactions will be charged a nonrefundable 2.75 percent service fee.