Granite Guarantee

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UNH Granite Guarantee Ribbon: Four Years Tuition-Free

new hampshire residents   •   first-year students   •   transfer students   •   durham or manchester campuses

The Granite Guarantee is a financial aid program that makes college possible for qualified first-year and transfer New Hampshire students by covering the cost of tuition for up to four years. Yes, you heard us! This program defines our commitment to providing a world-class education at the state’s flagship public research university.


savings of up to $60,000 in tuition costs over 4 years


Currently helping more than 800 students receive a UNH education


30% of 2018 NH Enrolled First-Year Students Qualified

Here’s how you qualify

- You’re a New Hampshire resident
- You’re entering your first year of college OR immediately transferring as a CCSNH graduate
- You’re eligible for a federal Pell Grant

If you meet these criteria, you’ll automatically receive the Granite Guarantee. The financial aid program remains in place for four years provided you’re enrolled full-time, remain income-eligible and make satisfactory progress toward your degree.

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Are you ready to get started?


No special application is needed. You’re just four easy steps from up to four years tuition-free.


You may also qualify for an application fee waiver. Contact Admissions for details.

Questions? We're here to help. Contact Financial Aid to learn more!