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Annual Costs

Undergraduate Tuition

University of New Hampshire Main Campus tuition is $14,770 per year for in-state residents. This is 109% more expensive than the national average public four year tuition of $7,056. The cost is 38% cheaper than the average New Hampshire tuition of $23,962 for 4 year colleges. Tuition ranks 6th in New Hampshire amongst 4 year colleges for affordability and is the 13th most expensive 4 year college in the state. If attending from out-of-state, the tuition is $29,340 which represents a 99% premium.

The school charges an additional fees of $3,297 in addition to tuition bringing the total effective in-state tuition to $18,067.

Housing Costs

On campus room and board is provided by the school at a cost of $11,266 per academic year. Students electing to live off campus elsewhere in Durham should budget at least this amount.

Books and Supplies

The estimated annual cost for books and supplies is $1,200.

Other Living Expenses

If living on-campus, students should budget for $2,467 in additional living expenses. Off-campus students should budget for $6,754 in other miscellaneous living expenses.

Total Costs

The total tuition and living expense budget for in-state New Hampshire residents to go to University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is $33,000 for the 2017/2018 academic year. Out-of-state students who don't have New Hampshire residence can expect a one year cost of $47,570.

Citation: Price data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2017-2018 and 2016-2017 IPEDS survey response for University of New Hampshire Main Campus and represent reported costs for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Costs and Tuition for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
Estimated Budgets
New Hampshire Resident Total Budget $33,000
   In-State Tuition$14,770
   Other Fees$3,297
   Room and Board$11,266
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,467
   Books and Supplies$1,200
Non-Resident Total Budget $47,570
   Out-of-State Tuition$29,340
   Other Fees$3,297
   Room and Board$11,266
   On-Campus Other Budget$2,467
   Books and Supplies$1,200

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What it Really Costs

Depending on many factors including student and parent income and assets, the total cost of attendance may be less than the $33,000 published price if scholarship or grant aid is made available to you.

Net Price

The net out-of-pocket total cost you end up paying or financing though student loans is known as the net price. The reported University of New Hampshire-Main Campus net price for in-state students is $20,546* for the 2014/2015 academic year. This net price includes housing and meal expenses.

Pell Grants and other Grant Aid

65% of University of New Hampshire Main Campus students received grant aid in 2014/2015. The average total aid amount was $12,423. 23 percent of students received aid in the form of Pell Grants from the U.S. Federal Government. The average Pell Grant awarded for 2014/2015 was $4,056. To apply for a Pell Grant to attend University of New Hampshire Main Campus, the first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Net Price and Financial Aid for University of New Hampshire Main Campus
Financial Aid Summary
Average Annual Net Price$20,546*
Percent of Students Receiving Grant Aid65%
Average Total Grant Aid$12,423
Percent of Students Receiving Pell Grants23%
Average Amount of Pell Grant Aid$4,056

Average Net Price for In-State Students by Family Income

The average net total cost of attendance for different levels of family income after federal, state or local government, institutional grant and scholarship aid are awarded. Data last published for the 2014/2015 academic year.

Family Income Avg. Net Price
$0 to $30,000$15,985
$30,001 to $48,000$17,873
$48,001 to $75,000$21,516
$75,001 to $110,000$25,663
$110,000+$29,008

Average Financial Aid Mix - $33,000 In-State Total Cost

CollegeCalc has estimated typical coverage of the annual in-state tuition and living expenses of $33,000. Breakdown is based on average grant aid and federal loan aid which will vary based on your family income.

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Grants and Scholarships

 41% - $12,423

Money granted to you by the U.S. Department of Education, University of New Hampshire Main Campus or other organizations. These are not loans and do not need to be repaid.

Federal Loans

 20% - $6,008

Low interest student loans funded by the U.S. Department of Education. This amount will need to be repaid.

Out of Pocket

 40% -  $12,102

Covered by family savings, work or private student loans which you will have to repay.


*Reported Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Academic Year 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Note that for colleges with no reported on-campus room and board, the average net price has been increased to account for living expenses. This number may not only reflect the net price paid to the school for tuition.

Tuition Comparison to Similar Public Colleges in the Region

School Cost vs. University of New Hampshire Main Campus
University of New Hampshire at Manchester2.4% less expensive
Massachusetts College of Art and Design14% less expensive
University of Rhode Island18.7% less expensive
SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica Rome54.8% less expensive
SUNY Maritime College54.8% less expensive

Cost of a Degree

When considering ability to pay for college, the annual cost is often discussed but it's the "all in" multi-year degree cost which matters in the end. Let's take a look at what it could really cost for four years at University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

Estimated 4 Year Cost at Published Tuition

At the current published rates, an estimated total tuition, fees and living expense price for a 4 year bachelor's degree at University of New Hampshire-Main Campus is $132,000 for students graduating in normal time. This methodology for estimating the 4 year cost is a straight multiple of the most recent reported annual total cost and does not factor in tuition increases during the time you're in school. It also assumes you receive no grant or scholarship aid and pay the full list price.

A potentially more accurate but less conservative estimate of a degree cost can be made by using the school's annual $18,439 in-state net price as the basis. Applying this cost over 4 would estimate the cost of a degree at $73,756**

If you end up on the "five year plan" and need an additional year to graduate, your five year cost could be as high as $165,000 or $92,195 using an average net price.

**Based on a 4 year multiple of Average Annual Net Price for in state students receiving grant or scholarship aid reported to the U.S. Department of Education's 2014-2015 IPEDS Survey. Financial aid is only available to those who qualify. Consult this school's net price calculator for further understanding of your potential net price.

Other Costs

Estimated Cost Per Semester

Most colleges don't charge students on an annual basis but instead require payment semester by semester. If you ever need to take an additional semester of classes to complete you degree you shouldn't have to pay for a full academic year. These our estimated costs for a semester at University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

New Hampshire Resident Tuition Per Semester$7,385
New Hampshire Resident Total Cost Per Semester$16,500
Non-New Hampshire Resident Tuition Per Semester$14,670
Non-New Hampshire Resident Total Cost Per Semester$23,785

Cost Per Credit Hour and Cost for a Class

Some schools offer the ability to take single classes by paying on a per credit hour basis. The reported price per credit hour and estimated cost for one class at University of New Hampshire Main Campus are as follows. Per credit costs are for reference only as many schools will not allow students to pay by credit hour.

Cost per credit hour and per class at University of New Hampshire Main Campus
Price per credit hour for New Hampshire residents$615
Cost for one class for New Hampshire residents (3 credit hours)$1,845
Price per credit hour for out of state residents$1,225
Cost for one class for out of state residents (3 credit hours)$3,675
Cost for one class for out of state residents (4 credit hours)$4,900

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Student Loans and Debt

The second consideration after understanding the cost of college is determining how to finance it. Some students are fortunate enough to have some form of family financial assistance, but student loans end up financing a significant portion of higher education in the U.S. 73% of University of New Hampshire Main Campus students receive U.S. Federal Student Loans with an average annual Federal Loan aid amount of $6,008. The reported average student debt upon graduation is $35,168.

Example Loan Payments and Costs

How much are student loan payments for University of New Hampshire Main Campus? Obviously this varies based on a number of factors - offsetting financial aid you receive, percentage of fee you pay upfront while enrolled and the interest rate on your loans. We've modeled a sample student loan based on current Stafford loan rates to give you an approximate idea.

The following are the costs for a loan if you borrowed $73,756, 100% of the estimated average net price for a four year program and paid nothing while enrolled. The total of all payments including interest would sum $91,514.28. This could be your effective total out of pocket cost of an education at University of New Hampshire Main Campus. Note that this calculation assumes you don't pay full list price tuition, are part of the reported 65% of students at this school who receive financial aid and you are paying an average annual net price of $18,439. If you do not financially qualify for a reduced net price, your student loan payments could be significantly higher than this example. Use our University of New Hampshire Main Campus student loan calculator below to change loan assumptions and recalculate.

Student loans are not free money and must be repaid. You cannot dismiss student loans by via bankruptcy.

University of New Hampshire Main Campus Student Loan Payments
Example Payments
Monthly Loan Payment$762.62
Amount Borrowed$73,756.00
Interest Rate4.5%
Term10 years
Number of Monthly Payments120
Total Interest Cost$17,758.28
Sum of All Payments over 10 years$91,514.28

Affording Student Loan Payments and Post Graduation Salary

Can I afford to attend University of New Hampshire-Main Campus? In the end, the answer comes down a determination if you will earn enough to comfortably pay back a student loan with your post graduation salary. This is an extremely important point to consider. In order to afford student loan payments and still meet all your other costs of living, it is recommended not to borrow more than you can pay back using 10% of your monthly income earned after graduation. If you're considering attending University of New Hampshire Main Campus, you need to carefully consider if it will be realistic to make the post graduation loan payments based on your expected salary.

Using the 10% of salary threshold, an annual income of $91,514.28 would be needed to afford a $762.62 monthly payment in the example $73,756.00 loan modeled above. You will need to determine if it is at all realistic that you will be earning this type of salary after graduation. This assumes a loan payback over 10 years. You can change the terms of this example loan using the student loan calculator below.

Estimated Future Cost and Expected Tuition Increase

What will it cost to send your child to University of New Hampshire Main Campus in the future? In the past four years, this school's published in-state tuition and fee total rose from $13,670 to $14,770. This amounts to an average annual price increase of 1.6%. Nationally, university tuition prices are rising around 5% per year. Looking out five, ten, fifteen or eighteen years, these are CollegeCalc's estimates how much you could expect to pay for a 4 year degree assuming tuition increases at the national average rate. Estimated future prices are based on the current in-state 4 year cost of $132,000.00. Use the college savings plan calculator below to perform a more comprehensive analysis on future costs and how much you will need to save for University of New Hampshire Main Campus.

Annual4 Year Degree
Estimated Cost in 5 years for students enrolling in 2024$45,383$181,531
Estimated Cost in 10 years for students enrolling in 2029$57,921$231,684
Estimated Cost in 15 years for students enrolling in 2034 $73,924$295,695
Estimated Cost in 18 years for students enrolling in 2037 $85,576$342,303

Comparable Cost for Popular Majors

We've compared the out of state cost of the most popular undergraduate areas of study at University of New Hampshire Main Campus to the national average for all other colleges offering the same major. Use this comparison to determine particular programs where this school offers value relative to other colleges.

Area of Study Graduates vs National Avg
Biology/Biological Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 104 18% costlier
Business Administration and Management, General Bachelor's Degree 94 38% costlier
Mechanical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 82 12% costlier
Civil Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 78 12% costlier
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Bachelor's Degree 76 33% costlier
Criminology Bachelor's Degree 71 17% costlier
Kinesiology and Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree 69 24% costlier
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General Bachelor's Degree 64 40% costlier
Human Development and Family Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 62 28% costlier
Nutrition Sciences Bachelor's Degree 62 6% costlier
Health/Health Care Administration/Management Bachelor's Degree 59 45% costlier
Occupational Therapy/Therapist Bachelor's Degree 56 13% costlier
Hospitality Administration/Management, General Bachelor's Degree 52 32% costlier
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other Bachelor's Degree 47 1% costlier
International Relations and Affairs Bachelor's Degree 42 1% costlier
Natural Resources/Conservation, General Bachelor's Degree 39 18% costlier
Zoology/Animal Biology Bachelor's Degree 35 20% costlier
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Bachelor's Degree 35 13% costlier
Chemical Engineering Bachelor's Degree 33 4% costlier
Biochemistry Bachelor's Degree 27 2% costlier
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist Bachelor's Degree 25 33% costlier
Animal Sciences, General Associate's Degree 24 138% costlier
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other Bachelor's Degree 20 18% costlier
Athletic Training/Trainer Bachelor's Degree 20 26% costlier
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering Bachelor's Degree 19 0% costlier
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 19 140% costlier
Mathematics, General Bachelor's Degree 18 16% costlier
Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 16 41% costlier
Computer and Information Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 15 29% costlier
Forest Technology/Technician Associate's Degree 15 133% costlier
Environmental Science Bachelor's Degree 15 11% costlier
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management Associate's Degree 15 115% costlier
Natural Resource Economics Bachelor's Degree 14 5% costlier
Mathematics Teacher Education Bachelor's Degree 12 34% costlier
Chemistry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 14% costlier
Forestry, General Bachelor's Degree 11 29% costlier
Geology/Earth Science, General Bachelor's Degree 11 15% costlier
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 13% costlier
Spanish Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 9 10% costlier
Women's Studies Bachelor's Degree 9 0% costlier
Mathematics and Statistics, Other Bachelor's Degree 9 5% costlier
Psychology, General Bachelor's Degree 9 18% costlier
Economics, General Bachelor's Degree 8 6% costlier
Computer Engineering, General Bachelor's Degree 8 12% costlier
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology Bachelor's Degree 8 37% costlier
Horticultural Science Bachelor's Degree 7 29% costlier
Business/Commerce, General Associate's Degree 6 116% costlier
English Language and Literature, General Bachelor's Degree 6 18% costlier
Fine/Studio Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 5 10% costlier
History, General Bachelor's Degree 5 16% costlier
Sociology Bachelor's Degree 5 16% costlier
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning Bachelor's Degree 5 16% costlier
Political Science and Government, General Bachelor's Degree 4 14% costlier
Speech Communication and Rhetoric Bachelor's Degree 3 20% costlier
French Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 3 3% costlier
Humanities/Humanistic Studies Bachelor's Degree 3 11% costlier
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management Bachelor's Degree 2 35% costlier
Latin Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 9% cheaper
Social Work Bachelor's Degree 2 32% costlier
Botany/Plant Biology Bachelor's Degree 2 18% costlier
Art/Art Studies, General Bachelor's Degree 2 21% costlier
Russian Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 2 9% cheaper
Music, General Bachelor's Degree 2 15% costlier
Philosophy Bachelor's Degree 2 5% costlier
Dairy Science Bachelor's Degree 2 28% costlier
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 2 10% cheaper
Anthropology Bachelor's Degree 1 5% costlier
Linguistics Bachelor's Degree 1 4% cheaper
German Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 1% costlier
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Bachelor's Degree 1 18% costlier
European Studies/Civilization Bachelor's Degree 1 13% cheaper
Physics, General Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature Bachelor's Degree 1 18% cheaper
Community Organization and Advocacy Associate's Degree 1 112% costlier
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General Associate's Degree 1 141% costlier
Geography Bachelor's Degree 1 29% costlier
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other Bachelor's Degree 1 8% costlier
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General Bachelor's Degree 1 12% costlier
Biomedical Sciences, General Bachelor's Degree 1 24% costlier

Calculators

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About University of New Hampshire Main Campus

University of New Hampshire Main Campus is a four year public college located in Durham, New Hampshire.  Full time enrollment is 13,680 and part time is 1,508.

Students attending this school may pursue both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Address
University of New Hampshire Main Campus
105 Main St.- Thompson Hall
Durham, New Hampshire
03824-3547

For Profit / Not For Profit Status

University of New Hampshire Main Campus is a public not for profit institution. Public schools often represent the best value for your education dollar, especially when students qualify for in-state tuition.

University of New Hampshire Main Campus cost and financial aid data source: U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=183044 IPEDS survey data.