That's why we keep our online tuition low, frozen at its 2012 rate. We're proud to offer students an affordable, accessible path to higher education - one you can achieve through the removal of financial barriers.
Here's how to lower your costs in three simple steps:
Get a transfer evaluation.
Save time and money when you apply up to 90 of your previously earned credits to an SNHU program. Request information, and we'll start the process of obtaining your transcripts.
Fill out the FAFSA form.
Help reduce current expenses and see if you're eligible for grants and repayable loans through this no-commitment application.
Create a plan with our Student Financial Services team.
Once you've established your transfer credit and financial aid eligibility, work directly with a specialist to customize a plan specific to your unique financial needs.
You're not alone in this process. Our Student Financial Services team has saved students over $13 million in the first nine months of 2017 by developing financially intelligent plans. Understanding how to pay for your education now can help you build the foundation for a better financial future. Our primary goal is to make your education as affordable as possible.
Visit our financial aid tools and resources page to explore additional financial resources.
Additional Costs: Graduation Fee ($150), Books (course-by-course)
Most SNHU Bachelor's degrees require 120 credit hours.
Most SNHU Associate degrees require 60 credit hours.
Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.
Additional Costs: $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Most SNHU Master's degrees require 30-45 credit hours.
For a 60-credit online associate degree at SNHU, the total cost is $19,200. At just $320 per credit hour, SNHU offers one of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.
However, many students are able to decrease the amount they pay by transferring credits from other institutions that they’ve previously attended. The more credits that are accepted into your program at SNHU, the less you’ll have to pay in tuition. And because SNHU takes up to 45 credits toward your associate degree, you may have the opportunity to finish your degree in just a few terms – saving you both time and money.
If you’re also thinking about earning a bachelor’s later on, it’s good to know you can bring the credits you’ve worked hard for over to your next degree. You can work with your SNHU academic advisor while you’re working on your associate degree to easily transition to a bachelor’s program here, ensuring you take only the classes you need and don’t lose any credits.
Earning your associate degree will open the doors to more job opportunities and give you a chance to invest in your future. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, associate degree holders earn 17.4% more income than those with a high school degree.*
Note: Additional fees for books or other materials may apply each term, as well.
The tuition rate for an online bachelor’s degree at SNHU is one of the lowest in the country. Because programs here are so affordable, many students are truly able to see their return on investment (ROI) upon graduating.
The total tuition of a 120-credit online bachelor’s at SNHU is $38,400, or $320 per credit hour.
But because so many SNHU students have tried college at other institutions before transferring here, they often have previously earned credits that can apply to their program. SNHU also has a generous transfer policy, accepting up to 90 credits toward your bachelor’s.
Plus, our Student Financial Services counselors are on hand to create a customized plan that both helps you see what you can afford now and ensures you only borrow the money you need – saving you money down the road.
It’s also important to keep in mind what you’re investing in when you think about tuition. A bachelor’s degree can be a great investment when it comes to your future earnings. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, bachelor’s degree holders earn about 38% more in median weekly earnings than those with a high school diploma.*
Earning your online master’s degree at SNHU is an affordable way to advance your career because we offer one of the lowest graduate online tuition rates in the country.
At just $627 per credit hour, a 36-credit master’s degree is only $22,572. Most of SNHU’s graduate degrees are 36 credits, though a few programs may require one or more foundation courses and other specialized programs require more than the standard 12 courses.
SNHU also has a generous transfer policy when it comes to our master’s degrees. We accept up to 12 credits from your previous institutions – that’s a third of your 36-credit program. By transferring 4 classes, you could save over $7,000 on your SNHU graduate degree.
And our Student Financial Services team is here to assist you with a customized plan that works for you. These counselors have one goal: to make your education as affordable as possible. When you better understand financially intelligent ways to invest in your education, you set yourself up for a stronger financial future.
As you think about that future, you’ll also want to keep in mind the return on investment (ROI) you’ll get from earning your master’s degree more affordably at SNHU. Also, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, master’s degree holders earn almost 20% more in median weekly earnings than others with a bachelor’s degree.*
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet, at https://www.bls.gov/emp/tables/unemployment-earnings-education.htm (viewed March 31, 2020). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.