N.H. community college system raises tuition by $5 per credit

  • The campus of NHTI is always bustling with activity, especially in front of the Student Center.

Monitor staff
Published: 6/14/2018 2:44:55 PM

Tuition at the state’s community colleges, including NHTI in Concord, will rise 2.4 percent next year, or $5 per credit for in-state students.

Tuition for the 2018-19 year will be $215 per credit for resident students, $490 for out-of-state students, and $323 for nonresidents in the New England Regional Student Program, under which New England states give tuition breaks to out-of-state residents on programs that are not offered in the community college system of that person’s home state.

NHTI says that 97 percent of its students are New Hampshire residents.

For students taking 12 credits, which is considered full-time, a full year’s tuition will be $5,160.

The change was announced Thursday by the Board of Trustees of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

New Hampshire’s community college system has held tuition fairly stable in recent years. In 2011-12, tuition was $210 per credit for in-state students, the same as it is currently. However, New Hampshire has one of the highest in-state tuition rates of any community college system.

The CCSNH said that the rise would be offset in part by an increase in total scholarships through the Community College of NH Foundation, including merit- and need-based awards and program-targeted awards; an increase in federal Pell grant maximum levels “that exceeds this tuition increase”; a new governor’s scholarship program designed to help those with the most financial need; and elimination of fees or application, orientation and graduation.

(David Brooks can be reached at 369-3313 or dbrooks@cmonitor.com or on Twitter @GraniteGeek.)

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