We offer several tuition waivers and discount programs that help defray the cost of tuition for specific populations of students at Granite State College.

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Tuition Waivers for Foster Children in NH

Our Waivers and Discounts

Beyond military benefits you have earned, we do our part to help make your education more affordable, too. Active Duty Tuition Discounts are automatically applied to students’ tuition bill after we process the TA benefit. As long as you are eligible for TA funding, we will offer the discount for the entirety of your program, regardless of whether or not you reach the TA annual limit (16 credits or $4,500).

  • Undergraduate Studies Tuition Discount
    We offer a reduced per-credit tuition cost for all Active Duty Servicemembers, regardless of residency status. This discount matches the benefit provided through the DoD Tuition Assistance (TA) program, so direct tuition costs are eliminated, leaving just fees and course materials.
  • Active Duty Tuition Discount – Graduate Studies
    Active Duty Servicemembers will receive a 15% tuition discount off of the graduate tuition rate each term (in-state or out-of-state as applicable).
Master’s Degrees

Graduates of our bachelor’s degree programs are eligible for a 10% tuition discount when they apply for and are accepted into one of the following master’s degree programs:

Students returning for a second master’s degree are also eligible.

This discount applies to all courses taken through the 2019 Spring Term. If you have any questions concerning how the charges will be reflected on your bill, please contact our Student Accounts Office.

It is also the intention of the College to evaluate whether we can retain this 10% alumni discount as a regular, ongoing offering and benefit to graduates of our bachelor’s degree programs. Granite State College reserves the right to adjust base charges for tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year; however, it will remain the intent of the College to sustain the 10% discount against any approved charge to tuition rates for that year. Any changes will be announced as far in advance as possible; however, our course charges, fees, and regulations are subject to change without notice.

The M.S. in Instruction and Leadership Tuition Discount is available to alumni of our Post-Baccalaureate teacher certification programs. If you have any questions concerning how the charges will be reflected on your bill, please contact our Student Accounts Office.

Find out more about the M.S. in Instruction and Leadership

The tuition waiver program is available to students serving in the New Hampshire Air and Army National Guard. New Hampshire National Guard Waivers are for tuition costs only on a space-available basis which means that a seat is available in a course without excluding paying students. Learn more about the National Guard Tuition Waiver Program.
We participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill® Yellow Ribbon Program. If your tuition and fees as a nonresident student exceed the benefit provided under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®, we can make additional funds available for your education without an additional charge to your GI Bill® entitlement. This program is only available to Veterans entitled to the maximum benefit rate, or their designated transferees. Active duty servicemembers and their spouses are not eligible for this program.

Granite State College is approved by the NHSAA Office to administrate VA Educational Benefits for eligible students. The VA makes eligibility determinations and students that believe they may be eligible for benefits under the GI Bill® should seek determination from the VA. 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 website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

Our RNto BSN Tuition Waiver is available to New Hampshire’s community college graduates. Eligible students pay the same affordable CCSNH tuition per credit for all NUR courses. This waiver also covers the full tuition cost of CRIT 502 at Granite State, as this course is not currently available at the CCSNH institutions.

The waiver amount will be updated each term to reflect any changes in the CCSNH rate. If you have any questions on how the charges will be reflected on your bill, please contact our Student Accounts Office.

Granite State College encourages New Hampshire residents 65 years and older to participate in courses by providing tuition remission on a space-available basis. “Space-available” means that a seat is available without excluding paying students.

We have a limited number of senior tuition waivers for those enrolling for credit. Payment of the registration fee and any lab or material fee is required. An individual may be granted no more than two courses per year.

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The Tuition Waiver for Foster Children provides tuition and fee waivers for up to 20 eligible foster children. To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be a New Hampshire resident
  • Be less than 23 years old
  • Be enrolled full-time at a two- or four-year New Hampshire public institution leading to a certificate, associate, or bachelor’s degree
  • Have a valid FAFSA