Fees and Expenses

The expected cost for 2023-2024 at the University can be found on the UNH Student Accounts website for the most up-to-date listing of rates.

UNH bills are sent electronically only. Bills are posted to student Webcat accounts. Students are notified through UNH assigned e-mail addresses when new bills are posted.


Tuition and fees are established by a vote of the Board of Trustees. Approval normally occurs between April and July. The current academic year tuition rates are published annually on the University’s Tuition and Fees page.

Students are charged based on full-time registration (12-20 credits). Students registering for fewer than 12 credits must contact student accounts for tuition and fee adjustments by emailing student.accounts@unh.edu. Undergraduates registering for fewer than 12 credits pay the per-credit hour charge, plus a registration fee per semester. Tuition can vary based on the program enrolled in and/or major. Please see the Student Accounts Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Courses taken for audit by degree students are charged at the same rates as for-credit registration. Undergraduate students who are already registered full time and are paying full time tuition may audit classes with no additional tuition charges (special fees will apply).

Students studying abroad are charged based on conditions outlined within their specific program. For more information see UNH Global.

Tuition Overload

Undergraduate students are permitted to enroll for more than 20 credits upon approval of their college or school dean. Persons carrying more than 20 credits thirty days after the semester has begun will be billed a per-credit fee for each credit above 20 credits unless auditing. For information, see Tuition Surcharge.

Tuition Differential

Tuition differential charges apply to some majors. Students in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS), including engineering and computer science, and the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics (PAUL) will be charged a tuition differential. The differential is the same rate for both N.H. residents and non-resident students. CEPS and PAUL students who register for fewer than 12 credits pay a differential per-credit hour. Music majors are charged an applied music fee each semester. Please see the Student Accounts Tuition and Fees page for more information.

Account Adjustments

Students who withdraw or drop to part-time status may be eligible for a refund of tuition and fees. For most students refund is as follows; one hundred percent of tuition, mandatory fees and course fees will be refunded until the second Friday of the semester, one-half after the second Friday and until the fifth Friday; and none thereafter. Non-standard programs may have program specific refund deadlines, check the UNH Academic Calendar. The refund policy also applies to students reducing their credit load from full to part-time. This refund policy does not apply to students who withdraw from off-campus programs or programs which use nonstandard semester calendars.

All registration, refund, and add/drop deadlines can be found on the UNH Academic Calendar. Student accounts will be adjusted based on course registration. Students who withdraw or drop to part­-time status after classes begin may be penalized based on the drop date of the course(s). Refund of tuition, fees, and other charges associated with the course(s) drop are dependent upon the drop date of the course(s). Students will not be refunded tuition, fees or associated charges for courses dropped after the refund period.

Financial Aid on the student account may also be adjusted due to adjustments in course registration. For information, contact UNH Financial Aid Office. Students receiving federal financial aid will have their refund calculated in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education regulations in effect at the time of their withdrawal. Specific details regarding the regulations are available from the UNH Financial Aid Office.


Fees vary based on the program enrolled in and/or major. Students enrolled in courses on the Manchester campus are subject to campus based mandatory fees. For information see, UNH Manchester tuition and fees.

Undergraduate online programs are charged per credit hour with fees associated. For more information see the College of Professional Studies.

Continuing Education courses are charged per credit hour with fees associated. For information see Continuing Education Tuition.

Mandatory fees are not charged for students registered for 4 credits or fewer. However, those students will be charged a technology fee per term. For information see the Student Accounts Tuition and Fees page.

Mandatory fees for students participating in UNH Study Abroad Programs are waived through the billing process, with noted exceptions. 

Administration Fee

New undergraduate students are charged a one-time administration fee which supports first-year initiatives, transfer student programming and related undergraduate initiatives to support new students' transition and success.

Registration Fee

Undergraduates registering for fewer than 12 credits pay the per-credit hour charge, plus a registration fee of $20 per semester.

Special Course Fee

A special fee is charged to students to recover the extra costs of materials and supplies not normally covered by the instructional budget and fundamental to the special instructional activities associated with a specific course. This fee may include the cost of labs/studios, special equipment, and/or field trips. These fees are noted in the course descriptions and are assessed to all students enrolled in the course.

Student Health Benefit Requirement

As a condition of enrollment, all full-time students will be required to carry health insurance, excluding those enrolled in a fully online program. Students may elect coverage under the University's student health benefits plan or may waive the requirement by providing proof of adequate coverage through another plan. International students with F1 or J1 visas are required to enroll in the UNH-sponsored coverage. There are no exceptions to this policy. Any exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the UNH SHBP Coordinator.

Mandatory Fees

The University assesses mandatory fees to support expenses associated with participation in an academic community. Mandatory fees are defined as fees that all students are assessed as a prerequisite for registration unless specifically exempt. Mandatory fees are not charged based on the extent of students' usage of the facilities or services supported by the fees. It is recognized that not all students will use the benefits and privileges made available by fee-­supported activities to an equal extent. Mandatory fee charges are based on registration status: full­/part-­time, depending on the number of credit hours registered.


Technology Fee- for support of Informational Technology services

  • Student computing clusters
  • Walk-in Help Desk services
  • Technology-enhanced classroom infrastructure
  • Technology liaisons; Webcat, Student Email, Canvas
  • Technology-enhanced learning

Memorial Union Fee- for the use and administration of the student union

  For information, see Memorial Union.

Recreation Fee- support of programs and facilities to support an active lifestyle.

  • Programs include:
    • Group Exercise
    • Intramural Sports
    • Aquatics
    • Outdoor Adventures
    • Instructional Programs and Sports Clubs
  • Facilities Include:
    • Hamel Recreation Center
    • Swasey Indoor Pool and Outdoor Pool
    • Tennis Courts and other Outdoor Fields

Whittemore Center Fee- for the use and administration of the Whittemore Center

  For Information, see Whittemore Center.

Student Activity Fee- for support of various undergraduate activities and events

  • The undergraduate newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Student government
  • Student organizations
  • Student radio station
  • Movies at reduced rates

Transportation Fee- for support of student transportation via Wildcat Transit and Campus Connector.

Student Athletic Fee- for support of athletic programs

  • Admittance to all home games of organized sports at UNH
  • Financial support for athletes and athletic teams

Health & Wellness Fee

  For information, see Health and Wellness.

Psychological & Counseling Services Fee (PACS)

  For information, see PACS.

Sexual Harassment and Rape Prevention Program (SHARPP)

  For Information, see SHARPP.

Career and Professional Success (CAPS)- support for success after graduation

  • Internships
  • Career Advising and Resources
  • Assessments
  • Employer relations
  • Interview preparation
  • Mentoring


Exceptions apply to only the fall and spring semesters. Exceptions do not apply to fees covering the following services: Technology Fee, Health and Wellness Fee, Career & Professional Success (CaPS) Fee, Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS)/Mental Health Fee, and SHARPP fee.

Students who are residing outside of the immediate geographic area for a semester and whose courses, fieldwork, internship(s), or other academic work are fully outside the immediate geographic area for a semester may petition for exception.The immediate geographic area referenced is defined as a 25-mile radius around the Durham or Manchester Campus. The University will use course registration information to verify remote status.

Students who meet criteria for exception must submit a Mandatory Petition Form each semester. The forms are available from UNH Student Accounts.

Any conflicts resulting from this procedure will be adjudicated by the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Chief Financial Officer or their designee.

Food and Housing

Charges placed on the student account are dependent on the student’s housing agreement and housing and food selections. For more information, see Housing & Residential Life and Dining.

For returning students, no deposit is required; instead, a cancellation fee will apply if the housing agreement is cancelled. For information on how to cancel your agreement, see Housing & Residential Life.

Cancellation of the agreement due to failure to occupy, by mutual consent, by disciplinary, or non-renewal actions does not guarantee a refund. For information on how to cancel your agreement, see Housing & Residential Life.

If the agreement is canceled, any refund generated from cancellation of the agreement will first be applied to any unpaid University charges.

For more information students should refer to their food and housing agreement, see Housing & Residential Life.


Any amount owed to the University will be deducted from any rebate due to a student. 

Enrollment Deposit

New undergraduates in Durham and Manchester pay enrollment deposits. These funds will be applied to the first semester charges.

Billing & Payment

Electronic billing statements are sent monthly. Bills are available in Webcat. Students are notified through UNH assigned e-mail addresses when new statements are posted. Students are responsible for monitoring their UNH email address for billing notifications. Designated Parent Portal contacts are also emailed when new statements are generated and are available to view online through the Parent Portal.

Payment must be physically received (not postmarked) in full for tuition, fees, food, housing, and other semester charges by the due date. A late fee may be assessed to student accounts not paid in full by the payment due date. Student accounts not paid in full within thirty days after the payment due date may be assessed additional late fees, default charges, interest and/or collection costs, and the student may be disenrolled from classes.

UNH offers a monthly payment plan. Payment plans must be activated each semester; the payment plan does not extend to the following semester. An enrollment fee is required to participate in the payment plan. The first payment is due upon enrollment. Subsequent payments are due on the first of each month and are automatically deducted from the payment method designated. Adjustments to the payment plan are the responsibility of the plan holder, please check your monthly statement to determine if adjustments are required. Payment plans are accessible in Webcat and Parent Portal.

Students and Parent Portal users can view a history of electronic statements and payments and access a real-time view of their accounts online. Payment may be made online, or the bill may be printed and mailed with payment. Credit/Debit card transactions will be charged a nonrefundable service fee.

New Hampshire Residency

Each student is classified as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes at the time of admission to the University. The decision is based upon information furnished by the student's application and any other relevant information.

All applicants claiming New Hampshire residency are required to have been legally domiciled in New Hampshire continuously for at least twelve months immediately prior to registering for the term for which in-­state status is claimed.

Students admitted from states other than New Hampshire or from foreign countries are considered nonresident throughout their entire attendance at the University unless they have acquired bona fide domicile in New Hampshire. Changes in residency for enrolled students as well as appeals are reviewed by the Registrar's Office and will only occur if the student can clearly establish that his or her residence in New Hampshire is for some purpose other than the temporary one of obtaining an education at the University.

The burden of proof in all cases lies upon the applicant. In all cases, the University reserves the right to make the final decision as to resident status for tuition purposes. The University rules governing tuition rates are fully set forth in the application for admission package; all students are bound by them.

New England Regional Student Program

The University of New Hampshire participates in the New England Regional Student Program administered by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE). Under this program, admitted students from New England may qualify for regional tuition rates.

To qualify, the program to which they are admitted must be one that is not available at any of their home state/public institutions. Inquiries about the NER program may be directed to the New England Board of Higher Education.

VA Educational Benefit

In accordance with 38 USC §3679(e), students using VA Chapter 33 Post-9/11 GI Bill© or VA Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation will not accrue late fees for unpaid bill items covered by their VA educational benefit while waiting for disbursement of the aforementioned funds to UNH. Furthermore, students certified as using these VA benefits will not be precluded from attending classes, utilizing library or other institutional facilities, or be required to borrow additional funds because of their inability to meet their financial obligations to UNH due to delayed disbursement of funds from VA under Chapters 31 or 33. However, students may accrue late fees as applicable to unpaid bill items other than tuition and fees covered by Chapters 31 or 33. Moreover, UNH reserves the right to impose a late fee if the difference between the amount of the student’s financial obligation and the amount of the VA education benefit disbursement remains unpaid after student bills are due. Differences may be a result of, but not limited to, charges for housing, meal plans, parking permits, or if the student is not entitled to 100% of Chapter 33. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.