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Welcome To SNHU!

Congratulations on your acceptance to Southern New Hampshire University! We are excited for you to join our community.

As part of our mission to make the campus experience more affordable, we’ve lowered 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.

Reduced Resident Deposit Reduced Commuter Deposit

Be on the lookout for 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

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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 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 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 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

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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: The following health requirements must be submitted in order to take classes or reside on campus in the fall:

Students must submit the following information through our Patient Portal:

  • SNHU new student health summary form
  • Physical exam report within 24 months
  • Tuberculosis screen and any needed tuberculosis test results
  • Proof of immunizations

Students must submit the following information (information on how to submit this documentation will be forthcoming):

  • Proof of COVID-19 immunization (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. 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

To submit your health requirements through our Patient Portal, complete the following steps:

  • Go to your
  • 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 documentation

Step 3: Review and Understand Your Financial Aid and Your SNHU Bill

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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 If you have not yet applied for Federal Financial Aid, please do so by visiting 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).

Phone: 603.645.9640


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. 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

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.

Get in Touch!

Have questions? No problem. You can reach out to your advisor anytime, or to with any general questions you may have.

Congratulations again, and we can’t wait to see you on campus!