November 14, 2023
CONCORD, N.H. (November 14, 2023) — The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) embraces a mission of providing accessible, high quality affordable higher education opportunities for Granite Staters. The USNH Board of Trustees has voted to not increase undergraduate tuition for New Hampshire residents for the 2024-2025 academic year, marking the sixth-straight year in which New Hampshire students will pay the same individual tuition rates at the University of New Hampshire, Keene State College and Plymouth State University as was paid in the 2019-2020 academic year.
“Amid continued inflationary, demographic and market pressures, the University System of New Hampshire remains deeply committed to maintaining its mission of providing affordable, accessible and relevant degree programs that support the New Hampshire workforce and way of life with capable graduates,” said Cathy Provencher, USNH chief administrative officer and vice chancellor. “Holding tuition flat for this period of time is an unprecedented commitment to continue pathways to meaningful degrees for New Hampshire students.”
To further demonstrate UNSH’s commitment to affordability, USNH institutions have provided more than $250 million in institutional financial aid that has translated into an average net tuition and fee rate of $10,200 per year making it less expensive today to attend USNH institutions than it was in 2019. USNH continues to provide more aid to more students than at any other time in its history, with 89 percent of first-year students receiving some form of financial aid.
University of New Hampshire (UNH) College of Professional Studies, USNH’s adult-serving institution with courses primarily delivered online, offers one of the most affordable bachelor’s degrees in New Hampshire.
Additionally, the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University and Keene State College continue to offer the groundbreaking financial aid program, Granite Guarantee, which makes college more affordable for Granite Staters by covering the full cost of in-state tuition for all undergraduates 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, visit: www.usnh.edu/our-institutions/granite-guarantee.
The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) enrolls 27,000 students and consists of three public institutions: Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire. USNH strives to ensure the availability of high quality, affordable and accessible higher educational opportunities throughout New Hampshire and addresses critical state workforce needs. A 28-member Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the University System.
Director Communications, University System of New Hampshire