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Online Tuition & Financial Aid SNHU offers one of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

Higher Education. Lower Cost.

As a nonprofit university, your success is our only mission. That means we're committed to keeping our costs low, and to providing ways for you to reduce your overall tuition cost—so your education can be even more affordable.

Here are three steps you can take when thinking about how to pay for college:

1. Choose an affordable school, like SNHU

We offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation:

  • $330/credit for undergraduate degrees
  • $637/credit for graduate degrees
  • No undergraduate or graduate application fee

Online Tuition Comparison: Bachelor's in Business Administration

Total tuition for a bachelor’s degree in business administration at SNHU comes in at $39,600. That’s about 15% less than its next closest competitor, when comparing large online colleges with course-based programs.¹

Tanzania Fair, a 2020 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, wearing her cap and gown and holding her framed SNHU diploma.

Find Out How You Can Get a Degree on Your Budget

With Southern New Hampshire University’s Net Price Calculator, you can get an estimate in just 10 minutes showing you how affordable SNHU can be.

Online Undergraduate & Graduate Tuition

2. Find ways to lower your actual cost by...

  • Transferring previously earned college credits to save time and money. We’ll accept up to 90 toward your bachelor’s and 12 toward your master’s. We'll start the process of obtaining your transcripts (for free!) when you apply to SNHU. And you'll get a free official credit evaluation, so you can see exactly how your transfer credits will fit into your new program.
  • Getting military discounts of up to 30% for active duty service members and their spouses.
  • Filling out the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form is a free and easy way to help reduce current expenses and determine your eligibility for grants and repayable loans.
  • Applying for scholarships from your school of choice or other organizations.
  • Seeking out employer tuition assistance. Your employer may pay for some or all of your degree. Talk with your benefits director today.
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What SNHU Students are Saying

Ulugbek Miniyarov ’21

"When I was looking for universities that provided online education, SNHU had the best options for affordable tuition and transferring my credits.”

3. Create a plan with us

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.

Our Student Financial Services team is ready to work with you to create a financial plan that makes sense for you and your goals. Talk to us today to see how much you can save, and how far you can go. Visit our financial aid tools and resources page to explore additional financial resources.

93.2% of online students would recommend SNHU according to a 2023 survey with 21,000+ respondents

Our primary goal is to make your education as affordable as possible. In 2020 alone, SNHU’s Student Financial Services team helped more than 5,500 learners reduce their loans by more than $23 million. Understanding how to pay for your education now can help you build the foundation for a better financial future.

Frequently Asked Questions

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SNHU EXPLAINS: Financial Aid for Online Students

Financial aid can be confusing. Learn the ins and outs of how it works for online students.

University Accreditation

Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.