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Net Price of New Hampshire Colleges by Income

Cost of New Hampshire Colleges Zoom In

Source: National Center for Educational Statistics. This is the most recent data available as of January 2021

Questions & Answers

  • What do all these numbers mean?

    All costs shown here are the average net cost paid by families in each income bracket for one year at the college in question. Net cost is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus government grants and institutional scholarships. Figures are based on data from the 2018-19 school year, which is the latest available as of January 2021.

  • What is “Total Cost” on the chart?

    Total cost is the total cost of attendance for one year at that particular college. It includes:

    • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
    • Room and board (on campus)
    • Books and supplies
    • Other expenses (travel and personal)

    There are detailed chart below for each school that shows these expenses. Click here to go to the individual cost breakdown for schools.

  • How can I use this information?

    This information is useful for building a realistic college budget. It's a good place to start until you better understand your specific circumstances. For example, let's say your income is $100,000 per year. This chart shows that the average state school would run $21,074 and the average private school would be $24,126. You can also get information on specific New Hampshire schools in the chart above or the tables below.

  • Will my family pay the amount on this chart?

    Probably not. The numbers are averages. You may be below average or above average. However, there are two key points we can learn from this data:

    1. Families with higher incomes ($75,000-$110,000 and $110,000+) will most likely pay close to full price at the public schools.
    2. Private colleges have a higher list price but offer more discounts. This brings their net price much closer to the cost of state-funded schools.

  • Where did this information come from?

    As part of federal financial aid, colleges are required to provide detailed cost information to the U.S. government. This data is made available to the public through the National Center for Education Statistics. For more details, click here.

  • What about athletes, merit aid or minority students?

    Athletes, high achieving students, and those with minority status are averaged in with everyone else. Within each income bracket, there are families that pay more than average and families that pay less than average.

  • The costs on this chart seem large. How can families afford to pay it?

    For many families paying for college is not easy, but in the end they figure out. Most families will pay their net cost of college with some combination of:

    • College savings and investments
    • Payments from current income
    • Loans
    • Outside scholarships (check out the Scholarship Guide For Busy Parents to learn how your student can win scholarships)
    • Tax planning
    • Student work
Cost of New Hampshire Schools Explanation

Net Price:

Net prices is the total cost of attendance for one year, minus the average amount in government grants and institutional scholarships the school awards. This is an average, so you may pay above the average or below the average. Your exact net price is likely to be different and sometimes drastically different.

Most families will pay the net price with some combination of savings and investments, current income and various loans. Some students will also receive scholarships from sources other than the federal or state government or the college. Any scholarships and grants from these outside sources are not included in the data. However, government grants and institutional scholarships are included in the averages.

Total Cost at University of New Hampshire (2018-19)
Tuition and Fees $18,067
Room and Board $11,266
Books $1,200
Other Expenses $2,467
Total $33,000

Total Cost:

Total cost is the total cost of attendance for that particular institution for the 2018-19 school year. This is the latest data available as of January 2021. Total costs include:

  • Tuition and fees (in-state tuition for public schools)
  • Room and board (on campus)
  • Books and supplies
  • Other expenses (travel and personal)

College Total Cost
Family Income NH Public $28,417 NH Private $54,631
$0 - $30k $13,827 $21,715
$30,001 – $48k $14,416 $21,514
$48,001 – $75k $14,606 $24,087
$75,001 – $110k $21,074 $24,126
$110,001+ $22,688 $33,908

Public vs. Private Averages

This table shows the average total cost of attendance for the New Hampshire public and private colleges we have included in our analysis. The costs include a breakdown of the average net price paid by family income. Notice that the average private college is $4,000-$12,000 more than the average public school, depending on your income bracket. It is important to stress that these are averages. Most families will not be average, and their individual circumstances could be drastically different. I encourage all families to work with their preferred colleges to get information specific to their family.

Below are similar charts for each individual private and public college in New Hampshire. Click a school to view its complete chart.

Public NH Schools Cost Breakdown

  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus

    Durham
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $18,499 $18,879
    Room and Board $11,580 $11,942
    Books $1,200 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,471 $2,651
    Total $33,750 $34,472
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,747 $18,127
    $30,001 - $48k $18,826 $19,229
    $48,001 - $75k $21,161 $21,614
    $75,001 - $110k $25,668 $26,217
    $110,001+ $28,771 $29,386
  • Keene State College

    Keene
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $14,212 $14,568
    Room and Board $11,026 $12,846
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $1,850 $1,500
    Total $27,988 $29,814
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $14,288 $15,220
    $30,001 - $48k $14,717 $15,677
    $48,001 - $75k $16,948 $18,054
    $75,001 - $110k $21,072 $22,447
    $110,001+ $23,383 $24,909
  • University of New Hampshire at Manchester

    Manchester
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $15,265 $15,685
    Room and Board $11,200 $11,452
    Books $1,200 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,471 $2,651
    Total $30,136 $30,788
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,752 $9,963
    $30,001 - $48k $11,391 $11,637
    $48,001 - $75k $8,560 $8,745
    $75,001 - $110k $21,110 $21,567
    $110,001+ $20,186 $20,623
  • Plymouth State University

    Plymouth
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $14,099 $14,440
    Room and Board $11,300 $11,350
    Books $1,286 $1,310
    Other Expenses $2,265 $2,330
    Total $28,950 $29,430
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $15,184 $15,436
    $30,001 - $48k $16,030 $16,296
    $48,001 - $75k $16,953 $17,234
    $75,001 - $110k $21,330 $21,684
    $110,001+ $23,376 $23,764
  • Granite State College

    Concord
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $7,761 $7,791
    Room and Board $9,828 $0
    Books $900 $900
    Other Expenses $2,772 $0
    Total $21,261 $8,691
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,164 $4,972
    $30,001 - $48k $11,114 $4,543
    $48,001 - $75k $9,410 $3,847
    $75,001 - $110k $16,192 $6,619
    $110,001+ $17,723 $7,245

Private NH Schools Cost Breakdown

  • Colby-Sawyer College

    New London
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $42,398 $43,646
    Room and Board $14,264 $14,978
    Books $2,000 $2,000
    Other Expenses $1,000 $1,000
    Total $59,662 $61,624
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,145 $23,906
    $30,001 - $48k $20,526 $21,201
    $48,001 - $75k $22,750 $23,498
    $75,001 - $110k $29,657 $30,632
    $110,001+ $31,354 $32,385
  • Dartmouth College

    Hanover
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $55,453 $57,638
    Room and Board $15,756 $16,374
    Books $1,110 $1,100
    Other Expenses $2,040 $2,040
    Total $74,359 $77,152
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $12,052 $12,505
    $30,001 - $48k $4,830 $5,011
    $48,001 - $75k $9,044 $9,384
    $75,001 - $110k $14,238 $14,773
    $110,001+ $51,782 $53,727
  • Franklin Pierce University

    Rindge
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $36,900 $39,100
    Room and Board $13,345 $13,900
    Books $1,300 $1,300
    Other Expenses $2,200 $2,200
    Total $53,745 $56,500
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $23,361 $24,558
    $30,001 - $48k $25,563 $26,873
    $48,001 - $75k $28,714 $30,186
    $75,001 - $110k $23,534 $24,740
    $110,001+ $30,323 $31,877
  • New England College

    Henniker
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $37,914 $38,670
    Room and Board $14,222 $15,915
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,250 $2,000
    Total $55,386 $57,585
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $26,378 $27,425
    $30,001 - $48k $26,858 $27,924
    $48,001 - $75k $30,231 $31,431
    $75,001 - $110k $32,228 $33,508
    $110,001+ $32,341 $33,625
  • Southern New Hampshire University

    Manchester
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $31,136 $31,136
    Room and Board $13,120 $12,800
    Books $1,200 $1,200
    Other Expenses $6,082 $6,742
    Total $51,538 $51,878
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $43,871 $44,160
    $30,001 - $48k $42,860 $43,143
    $48,001 - $75k $40,086 $40,350
    $75,001 - $110k $36,508 $36,749
    $110,001+ $34,115 $34,340
  • Rivier University

    Nashua
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $32,140 $33,540
    Room and Board $13,126 $13,570
    Books $1,400 $1,200
    Other Expenses $2,894 $2,302
    Total $49,560 $50,612
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,433 $17,803
    $30,001 - $48k $19,227 $19,635
    $48,001 - $75k $23,810 $24,315
    $75,001 - $110k $26,879 $27,450
    $110,001+ $29,258 $29,879
  • Saint Anselm College

    Manchester
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $41,200 $41,800
    Room and Board $14,500 $14,750
    Books $1,000 $1,000
    Other Expenses $2,594 $4,000
    Total $59,294 $61,550
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $17,715 $18,389
    $30,001 - $48k $22,312 $23,161
    $48,001 - $75k $25,131 $26,087
    $75,001 - $110k $29,961 $31,101
    $110,001+ $36,781 $38,180
  • Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

    Merrimack
    Year 2018-19 2019-20
    Tuition and Fees $21,600 $21,600
    Room and Board $9,700 $9,700
    Books $700 $700
    Other Expenses $1,500 $1,500
    Total $33,500 $33,500
    Family Income Net Cost (Actual) Net Cost (Estimated)
    $0-$30k $9,768 $9,768
    $30,001 - $48k $9,933 $9,933
    $48,001 - $75k $12,933 $12,933
    $75,001 - $110k $0 $0
    $110,001+ $25,311 $25,311
 

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