Info & Resources
The UNH Alumni Association accepts applications for merit-based scholarships from students whose parent, grandparent or great-grandparent attended UNH. Scholarships recognize leadership skills, outstanding academic records and broad extracurricular interests. Scholarships open in February.
Scholarships are based on financial need, evidenced by the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission and EFC score as well student’s employment financial contributions and/or a commitment to community service. GPA requirement is 2.8. Student applicants must have filed a FAFSA form by March 1. Typical awards are about $3,000 per student.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation provides grants, interest-free and low-interest loans for New Hampshire residents pursuing undergraduate or graduate study at approved institutions of postsecondary education. Contact them for information and applications at: 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301 ~ (603) 225-6641 or (800) 464-6641 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities: scholarships and fellowships for students with disabilities.
The Lord Scholarship is a need-based scholarship fund for residents of Carroll County. Lord Scholarship Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by March 1.
AmeriCorps members who complete their service are eligible for an education award of $4,725 (based on full-time service)
The NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) provides individual guidance throughout the financial aid process, outreach to New Hampshire high schools, businesses and community organizations, career exploration information, and access to more than 2,500 national public and private scholarship sources.
The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid offers free comprehensive student financial aid information on the web.
A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. The U.S. Department of Education releases official cohort default rates once per year. The University of New Hampshire’s most recent cohort default rate is 2.2%; for comparison, the most recent national cohort default rate is 10.1%. Approximately 65% of University students borrow federal student loans.
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