More than 400 New UNH Students are Starting School Tuition-Free

Aug 24, 2017

Credit CREDIT MIKE ROSS, UNH

The University of New Hampshire says, thanks to a new program, more than 400 incoming freshman will attend the school tuition free. 

Under UNH’s new ‘Granite Guarantee’ program, any full-time, first year student, who lives in New Hampshire and qualifies for federal Pell grants, can attend the university without paying for tuition.

Victoria Dutcher, vice president for enrollment management at UNH, says the program is designed to encourage more in-state students to attend.

“It’s a challenge to increase the number of New Hampshire students given that the number of New Hampshire high school graduates is declining. And so we want to make sure that we’re looking for every opportunity to make UNH more accessible and affordable.”

As of last fall, over half of the university’s undergraduate population came from out-of-state.