Tuition & Costs

A college education is one of the best investments you can make — and one of the biggest. UNH Manchester will help you maximize that investment.

Our grads earn an average salary that’s almost three times the annual cost of attendance, so you get world-class education at an out-of-this-world value. The following chart outlines the estimated cost to attend UNH Manchester, and the steps below will help you compare all of your financial aid packages.

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  NH Resident
Living at home
NH Resident
Living off campus
Out-of-State Resident New England Regional Student
Tuition $15,150 $15,150 $34,860 $26,512.50
Fees $670 $670 $670 $670
Direct Costs $15,820 $15,820 $35,530 $27,182.50
Food & Housing* $1,500 $14,860 $14,860 $14,860
Books & Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Transportation $1,000 $1,000 $1,400 $1,400
Miscellaneous $2,200 $3,500 $3,500 $3,500
Cost of Attendance $21,520 $36,180 $56,290 $47,942.50

The expected rates shown above could still be subject to change. Cost of Attendance includes an estimate of all *potential* costs that a student MAY incur when attending an institution. However, individuals should deduct their financial aid from their direct costs to determine what their bottom-line cost would be. 

Tuition for Students Admitted to Degree Programs:
Number of Credits NH Resident* Out-of-State Resident New England Regional Student Program
1 - 11 $630 per credit $1,450 per credit $1,105 per credit
12 - 20 $7,575 per semester $17,430 per semester $13,256.25 per semester

Note: Students enrolled in more than 20 credits after the fifth Friday of classes will be billed on a per credit basis for all credits exceeding 20. The expected rates for 2023/2024 shown above could still be subject to change

Engineering Technology Surcharge

Matriculated bachelor's degree students who have declared a major in Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology in Fall 2017 or later will be charged a tuition differential of $60 per credit hour for 1-11 credits, or $717 per semester for 12+ credits.

Matriculated bachelor's degree students who have declared a major in Electrical Engineering Technology or Mechanical Engineering Technology prior to Fall 2017 will be charged a tuition differential of $40 per credit hour for 1-11 credits, or $482.50 per semester for 12+ credits.

Tuition for non-degree students:
Number of Credits NH Resident* Out-of-State Resident
1 - 11 $471 per credit $556 per credit

Note: Non-Degree students intending to take 12 or more credits must petition Admissions to be granted Special Status and would pay the tuition for students admitted into a degree program. The expected rates for 2023/2024 shown above could still be subject to change

Tuition for Summer 2022 (Non-Degree and Degree):
Course Designation NH Resident* Out-of-State Resident
200 - 799 UNH courses $471 per credit $556 per credit

Degree Program NH Resident (per credit hour) Out-of-State Resident (per credit hour)
MBA $800.00 $910.00
Ed.S. (leads to superintendent certification in NH) $785.00 $865.00
Educational Studies M.Ed. (does not lead to teacher certification) $650.00 $715.00
Elementary Education M.Ed. (leads to teacher certification) $785.00 $865.00
Secondary Education M.A.T. (leads to teacher certification) $785.00 $865.00
Secondary Education M.Ed. (leads to teacher certification) $785.00 $865.00
M.S. (IT) $785.00 $965.00
M.P.H. & Certificate $785.00 $865.00
MS Cybersecurity Engineering $785.00 $965.00
MS Biotechnology: Industry and Biomedical Sciences $785.00 $965.00
2023/2024 Mandatory Fees Per Semester
Fee Description Amount
UNHM security/parking fee $46
Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS) Fee $51
Registration Fee  $20
Technology Fee (1-4 credits) $28
Technology Fee (5-8 credits) $55
Technology Fee (9-16 credits) $110

*Actual tuition may vary based on a student’s program and the number of credits they register in during a particular semester. Visit the UNH Graduate School tuition page for more information.

About Manchester Mandatory Fees:
  • Registration Fee: A non-refundable registration fee will be assessed once each semester.

  • Technology Fee: A technology fee will be assessed each semester.
  • Manchester Parking/Security Fee: A mandatory security/parking fee is assessed to all registered students at the UNH Graduate School Manchester Campus. This fee will be assessed once each semester and will entitle the student to a parking permit. UNH Manchester parking passes can be used in the “A” lot of the Durham Campus.
Other Fees That May Apply:

Continuous Enrollment Fee: $200
Unless a leave of absence is granted, graduate students are required to maintain continuous enrollment each semester of the academic year until their degree is formally awarded by registering for course credits, research, or continuing enrollment.

Health Insurance Fee:
UNH has a health insurance requirement as a condition of enrollment for all full-time (9 or more credits per traditional semester) graduate degree students. Students will have the option of waiving the requirement by presenting proof of adequate insurance through another plan. Students who want to waive out of the plan are required to complete the enrollment/waiver form and should do so before the start of classes. Full information including the enrollment/waiver form can be located at

Course Fees:
Specific courses may have additional course fees. Visit the Manchester course schedule for more information.

Program Fees:
Specific graduate programs may charge additional fees. Contact your department for more information.         

  Per Semester Per Year
Student Activity $77 $154
Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS)* $51 $102
Registration $20 $40
Career & Professional Success $26 $52
SHARPP Fee $5 $10
Technology $110 (12+ credits)
$55 (5-11 credits)
$28 (1-4 credits)
Security/Parking $46 $92

*The fee supports the collaboration between UNH Manchester and the Greater Manchester Mental Health Center (GMMHC) which provides on-site behavioral screening and consultations to UNH Manchester students.  GMMHC clinicians offer appointments and walk-in services throughout the academic year (September – May).  In addition to on-site clinicians, this fee supports educational materials and outreach for mental health awareness.

Other Fees:

New Admits: New students pay a one-time fee of $200 that supports first-year experience, transfer programming and other initiatives that help new students transition to UNH Manchester.

Course and Lab fees: Some courses carry special fees to cover the cost of labs/studios, special equipment, materials and/or field trips. These fees are noted in the course descriptions and are non-refundable.

Resident and non-resident designations for tuition billing purposes at UNH Manchester are made at the time of admission. This decision is based upon your application and any other relevant information.

To claim New Hampshire residency, you must complete a residency statement attesting to the fact that you (or your parents, if applicable) have been a continuous legal resident in New Hampshire for a period of at least twelve months prior to registering for the term for which your in-state claim is made. If you are admitted from a state other than New Hampshire or from a foreign country, you are considered non-resident throughout your University attendance unless you have acquired bona fide residence in New Hampshire. The burden of proof in all cases is on the applicant. The University reserves the right to make the final decision concerning resident status for tuition purposes. A complete copy of rules governing tuition rates may be obtained from the Office of Admissions.

Comparing Costs

As you begin to receive financial aid packages from the colleges you’ve been accepted to, it’s important to carefully review your awards so you know you’re making the best decision both academically and financially.

One of the biggest mistakes students make when reviewing their award letters is assuming that the biggest aid package is the best. Financial aid eligibility varies from school to school, so it helps to compare your awards and costs by organizing the information into a worksheet. Here’s an example:

  Cost of Attendance Grants/Scholarships Net Price Student Loan Eligibility NET COST
College A $40,000 $10,000 $30,000 $7,500 $22,500
College B $25,000 $2,500 $22,500 $5,500 $17,000
College C $12,000 $0 $12,000 $5,500 $6,500

Helpful Steps

1. Determine the cost of attendance
This includes tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses. If cost of attendance is not listed on your award letter or online, reach out to the college’s financial aid office to find out.

2. Deduct your grants/scholarships
Grants and scholarships do not have to be paid back, so subtract the amount of grants/scholarships a college offered you from the college’s cost of attendance. The remaining amount is your net price, or out-of-pocket expense. Work Study awards are generally not factored into this format, since students are paid hourly and often use that income for miscellaneous expenses.

3. Consider your student loans
If you plan to borrow student loans, subtract the student loans you’ve been offered in your aid package from the net price. That will give you your bottom line net cost.

4. Compare net costs
When choosing where to go to college, there’s more to consider than just cost — but knowing the affordability of each school can help you make an informed decision.

Please note: Some schools will add a PLUS/Parent Loan to your financial aid package: This is not awarded by the college — it is a credit-based loan that your parent will need to borrow in his/her name. Your parent may apply for the PLUS/Parent Loan to be used at most all schools.