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Online Tuition & Financial Aid

SNHU offers one of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation.

Paying for college shouldn't stop you from reaching your goals.

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:

Tuition and Financial Aid 1Get 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.

Tuition and Financial Aid 2Fill out the FAFSA form.
Help reduce current expenses and see if you're eligible for grants and repayable loans through this no-commitment application.

Tuition and Financial Aid 3Create 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 and plan specific to your unique financial needs.

You’re not alone in this process. One way SNHU supports its mission is to help students leave school in the best possible financial situation. That means helping you understand the importance of smart borrowing habits.

In many cases, you may qualify for more money in loans than you need to pay for school. But any money borrowed must be paid back with interest. By borrowing only what you need for tuition and other fees, you can make sure you have the lowest loan payment possible once you graduate.

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.

Visit our financial aid tools and resources page to explore additional financial resources.

Online Undergraduate Programs Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Course Annual Cost for 30 credits
Online Undergraduate Degrees/Certificates $320 $960 $9,600
Online Undergraduate Active Duty Military* $225 $675 $6,750
SNHU Manchester (teaching out) $320 $960 $9,600
SNHU Maine (teaching out)* $243 $729 $7,290
Cooperative Education $320 $960 $9,600
Non-Degree Seeking, Course Work Only $320 $960
Dual Enrollment for Nursing students in the Community College System of New Hampshire (prior to graduation)* $200 $600
Community College System of New Hampshire Nursing Graduates on or after May 2012* $260 $780

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.

*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

Online Graduate Programs Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Course Annual Cost for 15 credits
Online Graduate Degrees/Certificates $627 $1,881 $9,405
SNHU Maine (teaching out)* $375 $1,125 $5,625
Active Duty Military* $470 $1,410 $7,050

Additional Costs: $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)

Most SNHU Master's degrees require 30-45 credit hours.

Cohort-Based Programs Per Credit Hour Per 3 Credit Course Annual Cost for 30 credits
Master's Degree* $400 $1,200 $12,000
Active Duty Military Master's degree* $300 $900 $9,000

Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed Annually.

*Note: students receiving this rate are not eligible for additional discounts.

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