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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

Take advantage of SNHU's low online tuition of just:

  • $320/credit for undergraduate degrees
  • $627/credit for graduate degrees
  • No undergraduate or graduate application fee

We offer some of the lowest online tuition rates in the nation. And, as part of our mission to make college more accessible, we haven't raised our rates since 2012.

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. Request information, and we'll start the process of obtaining your transcripts.
  • 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.

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.

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
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 $6,000
Community College System of New Hampshire Nursing Graduates on or after May 2012* $260 $780 $7,800

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
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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