Granite State students paying less on average now than five years ago

Monday, January 31, 2022
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For the fourth consecutive year, the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) is freezing in-state tuition costs. The USNH Board of Trustees voted in favor of the freeze for the 2022-2023 academic year as part of USNH’s mission to make affordable higher-education opportunities accessible to as many Granite State families as possible.

Cathy Provencher, USNH chief administrative officer, says that all key stakeholders in the process “recognize that lessening the financial burden for our residents to pursue degrees is a key economic and workforce advantage for our state’s employers, our communities, and for those who wish to establish careers, families and businesses in New Hampshire.”

USNH has coupled the in-state tuition freeze with an ongoing commitment to financial aid access. USNH institutions currently provide more aid to more students than at any other time in their history, with 95 percent of first-year students receiving some form of institutional aid. That has resulted in Granite State students paying less on average to attend USNH schools now than they did five years ago.

"Freezing tuition rates for a fourth year helps New Hampshire residents seeking a high-quality educational experience and allows us to develop, retain, and graduate outstanding students and in turn provide a strong pipeline for the Granite State’s future workforce needs across all industries," says Provost Wayne Jones.

Additionally, 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 1,800 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

Jeremy Gasowski | UNH Marketing | | 603-862-4465