The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) will freeze 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.
“Ensuring that public higher education is accessible and affordable for students is a top priority for our institutions as we continue working to serve New Hampshire and to make our colleges and universities the first choice for New Hampshire students,” says Cathy Provencher, USNH Vice Chancellor. “This has been an incredibly challenging year in so many ways, and we continue to work to lessen the financial burden on our students and their families, many of whom have suffered job losses, business closures and other impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Provencher says the freeze was made possible with the support of the NH congressional delegation, our Governor and state legislators. “In the face of financial losses and unanticipated COVID-related expenses for the University System of New Hampshire, this tuition freeze would likely not have happened without their support,” added Provencher.
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.
The University of New Hampshire campuses in Durham and Manchester, Plymouth State University, and Keene State College continue to offer 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.