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Granite Guarantee FAQs

No Tuition for Pell-Eligible NH Resident Students

Why is UNH providing the Granite Guarantee?  UNH is committed to removing more of the financial barriers NH residents face with higher education.  Making a UNH education affordable for the best and brightest students will always be our priority.  Thanks to UNH’s successful fundraising campaign, Celebrate 150, we have funding available to launch this program.  Student support and scholarships is the top priority of Celebrate 150. 

Who qualifies for the Granite Guarantee?  The Granite Guarantee ensures that any Pell-eligible NH undergraduate (first-year, Durham and Manchester campuses) will pay no tuition to attend UNH.  The Granite Guarantee is available to all admitted students who qualify, beginning with students admitted to the Fall 2017 semester.  

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Due to the extended Admission application deadline, the 2017-2018 Financial Aid Application deadline for first year students has been extended to April 1, 2017. The March 1, 2017 financial aid application deadline for current UNH students remains.


If your FAFSA has been chosen for Verification you will be required to provide official IRS tax data to our office. Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to correct your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) income data to official IRS tax information (if the tax information manually entered is correct you are still required to use the DRT in order to have the data be 'official'). We should receive a record of your corrected FAFSA. If the FAFSA processing center indicates that you are unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool you are required to provide an official IRS Tax Return Transcript. Tax return transcripts can be requested online at and a copy will be mailed directly to you within 5-10 days. In addition, our office requires that you print and send the appropriate Verification Worksheet Form to our office. If you are a tax non-filer, please check box on page 2 of your Verification Worksheet, send us copies of your W-2s and obtain an IRS Non-filing letter by completing IRS form 4506-T and checking box #7.


What's my status?  

If you have applied for financial aid, you may access your Financial Aid information at MyUNH. Click the link below for complete instructions.

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How much?   

Interested in how much an average year at UNH is? Check out estimated annual costs to see if financial aid it the right option for you.

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Net price calculator  

UNH has partnered with the College Board to offer a tool that will help you determine just how affordable UNH may be for your family.

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Important forms   

If you are applying for financial aid, reference this collection of up-to-date paperwork needed to complete the application process.

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