Enrollment Management Initiatives

UNH sign campus crossing

In collaboration with campus partners, we lead the ongoing development of long-term strategic enrollment planning to support UNH’s fiscal strength and academic mission.

Recruiting and enrolling undergraduate students to attend UNH and UNH Manchester, recruiting and enrolling graduate students to attend UNH Manchester.

Assisting undergraduate, graduate and professional students and their families in financing their education at UNH, UNH Manchester, and UNH Law.

Fostering student academic progress by ensuring the proper maintenance of academic records from the first contact with student to graduation and facilitating academic processes for all academic departments at UNH, UNH Manchester, and UNH Law.

Proactively supporting admissions and financial aid and engaging with campus partners on student success related data analysis and reporting to enhance data-informed decision-making.

Embrace NH

As part of President James Dean's Embrace NH initiative, he has been traveling around the state visiting high schools.

President Dean Goes Back to School

International Student Recruiting

As UNH looks to increase its diversity and international student population, we will work in collaboration with Shorelight, a recruiting firm that specializes in placement of international students that are currently studying or working domestically.


The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is federal legislation that provides financial support to individuals and organizations affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). One part of this federal program provides emergency grants to undergraduate and graduate students for unexpected expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of New Hampshire applied for and was awarded funds from the federal CARES Act. UNH provided, and continues to provide, emergency grants to eligible students. Emergency grants are between $250 and $1,200. All funds were processed through the student’s billing account as a refund.  More information about CARES Act emergency grants is available on the financial aid website. Through June 30, 2022, UNH distributed $25,515,303 to 17,204 students.

The Financial Aid Office is offering the same emergency grant assistance to new UNH students on all three campuses: Concord, Durham and Manchester. Eligible students request American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act emergency grant assistance via a short application on Webcat.

We thank both the Financial Aid and Student Accounts staff, along with many campus partners who encourage eligible students to apply, for helping students in need during this challenging time.