Reprieve for third straight year

Friday, April 9, 2021
Thompson Hall

Recognizing the financial challenges faced by many Granite State families due to the pandemic, the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) is freezing tuition for in-state students for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is the third straight year USNH has kept tuition the same for New Hampshire residents.

Noting that this has been an “incredibly challenging year in so many ways” due to COVID, Cathy Provencher, USNH vice chancellor said making sure higher education is accessible and affordable is a top priority.

USNH institutions have also committed to providing significant increases in financial aid to students, reducing the overall cost of attendance. Since fall 2016, aid to USNH students has increased from $119M to $161M per year. Granite State College, USNH’s adult serving college with courses primarily delivered online, is recognized as the most affordable bachelor’s degree in New Hampshire.

“UNH cares deeply about New Hampshire’s long-term economic future, and we play a critical role in developing a pipeline for our states’ future workforce needs across all industries. UNH’s ability to develop, retain, and graduate outstanding students will be aided by keeping our tuition rates as low as possible for New Hampshire residents seeking a high quality educational experience,” Provost Wayne Jones says.

The University of New Hampshire campuses in Durham and Manchester, Plymouth State University, and Keene State College continue to offer the groundbreaking financial aid program, Granite Guarantee, which makes college affordable for more than 2000 Granite Staters by covering the full cost of in-state tuition for all who qualify. First year through senior year students, along with Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) graduates who transfer to USNH institutions, benefit from the Granite Guarantee. For more information about the Granite Guarantee, please visit: