Congratulations on your acceptance to Southern New Hampshire University! We are excited for you to join our community.
We're also excited to offer a new lower tuition rate for Fall 2021. As part of our mission to make the campus experience more affordable, we're lowering campus tuition to just $15,000/year, and for select majors, to just $10,000 per year.
Don't forget: you need to place your deposit to secure your spot in the incoming class. In order to alleviate some of the financial hardship and stress around the college decision process, we've approved a discounted deposit rate of $100.
After May 3, 2021, you will receive an email inviting you to check out our orientation landing page. This site will give you information on next steps, your orientation experience, and a ton of helpful resources. We’ve abbreviated the steps that will be found on site to get you started.
To get started, log into your mySNHU account. Your credentials are emailed to you shortly after you are accepted to the University. Please contact the Campus Admission for assistance.
Step 1: Get Connected
Your username and password will grant you access to many online services at SNHU. These include your SNHU email account, our academic portal called Brightspace and our bill payment system. You can explore all these services and more by visiting my.snhu.edu and familiarizing yourself with the self-service area of the site.
Create Your my.SNHU Password
The first time you log on, click the link ‘use this link to create/reset your password’ and follow the prompts to create your SNHU password.
If you have problems logging into your account, you can contact the SNHU Help Desk by calling 1-855-877-9919.
Sign up for SNHU Alerts
To receive important campus information, visit my.snhu.edu and click the SNHU Alerts link under "Self-Service".
Obtain and Prepare Your Computer
Before the term starts, you’ll want to make sure you’ve got all the technology you need. SNHU students are required to have access to a laptop or computer with an up-to-date operating system and anti-virus software. If you do not have a computer of your own, you can purchase one at a discounted rate through the SNHU Laptop Program partnership with Dell.
Visit the Laptop Program page for details.
Update Your Computer’s Operating System
Keeping your operating system (OS) up to date is important. In order to access the SNHU network, your computer must have the latest updates to your OS installed.
- For Windows computers: Visit the Windows/Microsoft Update website at windowsupdate.microsoft.com. There, you can scan your computer and download the latest updates.
- For Mac computers: The Software Update program from the Apple menu will provide the latest updates to all of Mac OS X and Apple software.
Step 2: Complete Your Health Requirements
At SNHU, we want to keep you and our SNHU campus community healthy and safe. The Southern New Hampshire University Wellness Center is a licensed Educational Health Center in the State of New Hampshire providing Health Services, Counseling Services and Health Promotion/ Educational Programming to support the physical health, emotional health and overall wellness needs of the SNHU campus community. All Wellness Center services are free and confidential and are provided by licensed medical and mental health professionals.
Important: All health requirements are due July 1, 2021. Students must submit the following information in order to take classes or reside on campus. The following information will be provided through our Electronic Wellness Portal:
- SNHU new student health summary form
- Physical exam report within 24 months
- Tuberculosis screen and any needed tuberculosis test results
- Proof of immunizations including COVID-19 (see below and reference portal for details)
The health and safety of all students and staff is of utmost importance to SNHU. The SNHU COVID-19 Taskforce has continued to monitor recommendations from federal, state and local authorities. Based on that guidance, and the current conditions of the pandemic, all campus-based SNHU students will be required to provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19, or proof of medical or religious exemption, in order to start classes and/or physically be on the Manchester campus for the fall 2021 semester. Additional communications will be sent with directions on how to submit proof of vaccination, or exemption documentation, in the coming weeks.
SNHU already requires other immunizations for on-campus students and requiring the COVID-19 vaccine is an extension of this policy. Students also face increased risk of infection due to living in congregate environments, and they may be exposed to larger groups of people through campus events, dining, athletic contests, etc.
Additional COVID-19 Questions
What documentation do I need to provide? How can I upload documentation?
Will I be able to start classes without proof of vaccination?
Students will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or proof of medical or religious exemption, in order to start classes and/or physically be on the Manchester campus. Should students have additional questions regarding medical or religious exemptions, they can contact the SNHU Wellness Center at 603.645.9679 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will there be a virtual option for campus students who do not want to or cannot get vaccinated?
It’s our priority to safely bring campus students back for in-person classes. However, the option to enroll in our online programs through SNHU Online will continue to be available for our students.
Which vaccinations will be accepted by SNHU?
SNHU will accept the three vaccines that are currently authorized in the United States: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen.
I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to show proof of vaccination for in-person attendance?
The health and safety of all students and staff is of utmost importance to SNHU. In-person students who’ve previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 are required to show proof of vaccination as health experts still don’t know how long you’re protected after recovery. SNHU will continue to monitor the CDC’s recommendations and communicate any changes.
How might this affect international students?
We understand that some international students may be vaccinated in their home countries using vaccines not yet approved in the United States prior to their arrival on campus. The SNHU Wellness Center will continue to closely monitor public health guidance and will work to facilitate access to approved COVID-19 vaccines for international students arriving in the United States wherever possible.
To submit your health requirements, complete the following steps:
- Go to your my.snhu.edu
- Scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on Patient Portal/Medical Records under the Wellness heading.
- Complete all forms under Required Forms.
- Click the Upload tab and submit your immunizations including COVID-19 vaccine documentation, tuberculosis screen and physical forms
Step 3: Review and Understand Your Financial Aid and Your SNHU Bill
Our goal at Student Financial Services is to make the financial aid process as easy as possible. We partner with students and supporters to identify, educate and award the best financial resources available so that you can remain focused on your college experience.
Your financial aid award is determined by the information you and your family provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A financial aid award may consist of:
- Scholarships or Grants (do not need to be repaid)
- Federal Student Loans (must be repaid)
- Federal Work-Study (must be earned)
To accept an offered Federal Direct Student Loan, you will need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling and sign a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note, both of which can be done online at studentaid.gov. If you have not yet applied for Federal Financial Aid, please do so by visiting fafsa.gov. SNHU’s school code is 002580.
Upon reviewing your financial aid offer, you may decide to reduce or decline your federal student loans. Please complete an award change request form to reduce or decline these loans.
To learn more about payment options, please contact our office. We can guide you through options on how to pay your bill and/or enroll in a payment arrangement with the Tuition Management Systems (TMS).
Please note: Payment arrangements for your fall semester tuition balance is due in full by August 6, 2021.
Select Your Refund Preference Via BankMobile
If you have a surplus in your financial aid, or from payments made to your student account, you may be due a refund. BankMobile is a resource for you to help secure your refund. You will receive allocation instructions by mail, in a green envelope.
Your options to receive the refund include:
- Deposit the funds into a current personal bank account.
- Open a BankMobile VIBE Account and be issued a debit/credit card.
Please note: Some Direct Parent PLUS Loans and credit card payments are not eligible for BankMobile refunds.
Complete Your Health Insurance Waiver
All SNHU students are required to have health insurance. If you do not have coverage, you will be automatically enrolled in a plan through the university and will be billed annually for this charge. If you have private health insurance, you must complete a Health Insurance Waiver Form before August 6, 2021. The form can be obtained online through the my.SNHU student portal and must be completed annually. For questions, call 603.645.9640 or email email@example.com.
Before Classes Begin
Once the steps outlined above have been completed, you’re just about ready to start at SNHU! Below is a list of the key dates, deadlines and optional activities you should keep in mind.
- Fill out Health Insurance Waiver by August 1.
- Apply for Federal Work-Study positions or university-paid positions after August 1.
- Apply for a parking permit (if needed).
- Purchase a laptop (if needed) by August 15.
- Purchase books for your classes. Books can be purchased through the university bookstore or outside vendors.
- Review the Student Handbook and the COVID-19 Supplement and agree to abide by SNHU guidelines.
- Add money to your Penmen Cash account.
- Sign up for SNHU Alerts to receive important campus information.
- Complete the online Student Empower Plus sexual assault and responsible drinking module upon receiving the necessary email and link.
Get in Touch!
Have questions? No problem. You can reach out to your advisor anytime, or to firstname.lastname@example.org with any general questions you may have.
Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to see you on campus!