We Make Higher Education Affordable and Attainable
Often, college is a catalyst for new job opportunities, increased earning potential, and higher lifetime earnings. Still, tuition and fees represent an investment. We understand that and work to provide a high quality education without creating financial hardship for you or your family.
Students in need of assistance with tuition and other costs related to their education may find help through one of several financial aid programs. Federal, state, and most institutional aid programs require the filing of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Available financial aid includes gift aid (grants that don’t need to be repaid), federal work study (part-time employment while enrolled), and loans (borrowed funds).
Top Ranked and Affordable
The cost of tuition is always a top concern for working adults. Finding an institution that delivers an affordable education of high quality has never been more important.
We're one of the most affordable colleges in New England and we're committed to keeping our tuition rates low, minimizing fees, and arming you with the information you need to “borrow smart” with your student loans.
We're also proud to share that our online bachelor’s degree programs have achieved the top ranking in New Hampshire, according to U.S. News & World Report!
Qualify for Financial Aid
To qualify for financial aid, undergraduate and PBTC students will need to register for six credits within a 16-week semester to be considered half-time, or 12 credits within a 16-week semester will be considered full-time.
Graduate students will need to register for five credits within a 16-week semester to be considered half-time. As most courses are three credits each, this likely means registering for two courses. Nine credits within a 16-week semester will be considered full-time.
Financing Your Education in 5 Steps
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*
Have your FSA ID ready, or create an ID by visiting the FSA website. When filling your FAFSA, ensure that your information is available for processing by updating your school code section to include BOTH Granite State College and UNH:
- Granite State College Federal School Code: 031013
- University of New Hampshire Federal School Code: 002589
2. Complete your admissions application
Apply online for free! Once your application is processed, this will give you access to Webcat, the student information system, to move forward with your financial aid.
3. Check Webcat often for any additional requirements
Sign in to Webcat. First time users can create their accounts to get started. Requirements will vary from student to student and may include submitting an extra document or two, or you may find that you’ve been chosen for Verification . Your award may change as a result of the Verification process, so check Webcat for updates and respond to any changes. All additional documents must be submitted before any financial aid can be finalized.
4. Complete Federal Student Loan requirements
For all federal student loan borrowers, complete the following two steps in order to begin classes:
5. Your Award
Our goal is to award tuition, fees, and books for 12 credits per semester for those who are eligible. We assume you accept all loans and grants as offered, unless you inform us in writing otherwise. Awards will be adjusted down for actual enrollment at the time of disbursement unless we are otherwise notified via the Award Revision Request. Please complete an Award Revision Request form if you wish to: decline all or a portion of your loans, are requesting aid for more than 8 credits, or are attending fewer terms or classes than are reflected on your award. Please allow sufficient time for us to process these change requests. Typically, changes are completed in 3-5 business days. During peak times, the three weeks prior to each term start, processing times may be longer.
*In order to receive Federal financial aid, you must be enrolled in an eligible degree or post-baccalaureate program at the UNH College of Professional Studies. In order to receive financial aid, you also need to be achieving Satisfactory Academic Progress.
For Additional Information, Contact the Office of Financial Aid
The UNH CPS Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our potential and current students, their families, and our alumni. We pledge to provide professional and personalized guidance throughout the financial aid process to assist you in financing your education and success.
We adhere to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct.
Phone: (888) 228-3000, ext. 392, or (603) 513-1392