Financial Aid - Regional & Federal
Under the New England Regional (NER) student program, admitted graduate students from New England may qualify for regional tuition rates (New Hampshire resident tuition, plus 50 percent).
To qualify, the Core Areas of Study or Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s programs would not be available at any of their home state/public institutions. Go to New England Board of Higher Education for more information.
Federal Financial Aid
Graduate students who are enrolled in a degree program at least half time (5 or more credits per semester) and are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens may be considered for Federal Financial Aid. Graduate students who apply for Federal Financial Aid are reviewed for loans and work study only; there are no federal grants or scholarships awarded to graduate students by the UNH Financial Aid Office.
To apply for Federal Financial Aid, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or a renewal application. You can complete a hard copy form or apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA/renewal application must be received by the federal processor no later than March 1, which is also the UNH priority deadline for applying for financial aid. If your FAFSA form does not reach the federal processor by March 1, you will be eliminated from consideration for all forms of Federal Financial Aid except the Federal Stafford Loan, which is not subject to the priority deadline.
You must also complete a Graduate Student Aid Verification Form and a Graduate Student Credit Verification Form before your financial aid application can be reviewed. These forms are available at the UNH Financial Aid Office or can be found on their website at http://www.gradschool.unh.edu/grad_aid.php. Be aware that the Financial Aid Office will make their offer of aid based on your actual tuition charges. If you will be enrolled for less than 9 credits, or if you will be paying reduced tuition in either semester, your aid package may be adjusted. If you change your status (i.e., from full to part time), receive a scholarship, tuition waiver or other resource, or correct and/or change the information on the FAFSA, an aid adjustment may result.