Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 86.09
Liaison Jennifer Andrews
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of New Hampshire
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.43 / 4.00 Anne Shattuck
Senior Director
Institutional Research and Assessment
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
65

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
25

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
23

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
70

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

Granite Guarantee: The Granite Guarantee is the University of New Hampshire’s commitment to removing more of the financial barriers New Hampshire residents face with higher education. Making UNH affordable for the best and brightest students will always be our priority. The Granite Guarantee ensures than any Federal Pell Grant eligible undergraduates (first time, first year Durham and Manchester campuses) will pay no tuition to attend UNH. The Granite Guarantee is available to all admitted students who qualify, beginning with students admitted to Fall 2017 semester. Granite Guarantee recipients must meet the following criteria:

• Be admitted to UNH as a first-year undergraduate beginning in Fall 2017
• Be admitted to UNH as a New Hampshire resident
• Receive a Federal Pell Grant during the academic year
• Enroll as a full time student during both the fall semester and spring semester
• Meet financial aid application deadlines

The Granite Guarantee leverages federal, state and University resources to ensure that first time full time Pell-eligible New Hampshire resident pays no tuition. No loans are included as part of the Granite Guarantee – only grant and scholarship assistance, funds that students do not need to repay, are included.
https://admissions.unh.edu/granite-guarantee

McNair Program: Congress established the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program in 1986 to honor the memory of the Challenger astronaut and noted laser physicist. This graduate school preparation program is part of the federal TRIO programs (Educational Talent Search, Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and Educational Opportunity Centers) and is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Education (USED). The USED provides monies to selected institutions through competitive grants as part of its efforts to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented groups (low-income, first-generation, and/or racial minority) who are interested in pursuing and obtaining doctoral degrees and careers in academia. The McNair Program at the University of New Hampshire aims to promote and nurture the next generation of faculty, researchers, and scholars by providing academic and social support services in the form of academic year internships and summer research fellowships. The university has been home to the McNair Scholars Program since 1991. The program’s academic internships and summer fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to eligible undergraduates. http://www.unh.edu/mcnair


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:
Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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In addition to the programs listed above, see also

UNH Parents Association: http://www.unh.edu/parents/

UNH Financial Aid Office: http://financialaid.unh.edu

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