January 27, 2022

CONCORD, N.H. — In keeping with the public mission of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH) to provide accessible, high quality, affordable higher education opportunities for Granite State families, the USNH Board of Trustees has voted to freeze in-state tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year. This is the fourth straight year that USNH has frozen tuition costs for New Hampshire residents.

“Our University System leadership, our Governor, and our legislature 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 here in New Hampshire,” said Cathy Provencher, USNH Chief Administrative Officer.

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. Provencher adds, “We are proud of the collective effort which has resulted in our New Hampshire students paying less on average to attend our public institutions now than in-state students paid five years ago.” 

Granite State College, 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 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: www.usnh.edu/our-institutions/granite-guarantee

To learn more about the University System of New Hampshire please visit: https://yours.usnh.edu

The University System of New Hampshire (USNH) enrolls 30,000 students and consists of four public institutions: Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University and the University of New Hampshire. USNH strives to ensure the availability of appropriate and accessible higher educational opportunities throughout New Hampshire and addresses critical state workforce needs. A 29-member board of trustees is responsible for overseeing the university system.

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Lisa Thorne
Director Communications, University System of New Hampshire
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