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.

Entry period (2018):

  • Summer Term: June 1 – June 14, 2018
  • Fall Term: July 18 – September 5, 2018
  • Winter Term: October 19 – November 7, 2018

This Scholarship giveaway is being sponsored by Granite State College at 25 Hall Street, Concord, New Hampshire.


Eligibility: This scholarship giveaway is open to legal residents of the United States who, are or will be, newly enrolled at Granite State College during the academic term and entry periods specified above.

The following individuals are NOT eligible to participate:

  • Active Granite State College students
  • Previous winners of Open House Scholarship Giveaway
  • Employees of the University System of New Hampshire (USNH): Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, University of New Hampshire
  • Family members and any persons living in the same household of a USNH employee.

Prize: Each promotion will conclude with the awarding of one (1) $500.00 scholarship. These funds will be paid, on each winner’s behalf, toward tuition costs at Granite State College for the academic term that corresponds with the Open House event the winner attended.

To Enter:

In order to enter this giveaway, participants must provide their full name, mailing address, phone number, and current valid email address when attending an Open House event in-person or virtually.

Only entries received by 6:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on the last day of the corresponding promotion will be eligible for that period’s drawing. Since each drawing represents a separate promotion, willing participants must complete an entry each time in which he or she wishes to be eligible for the random drawing; entries will not be carried over into subsequent promotions. Limit one entry per person, per Open House date.

The sponsor is not responsible for, and will void, incomplete, lost, misdirected, or otherwise faulty entries, regardless of the cause. The sponsor also reserves the right to disqualify entries at its sole discretion if it is believed that the entry was received as the result of unfair, deceptive or harmful practices.

Winning: Winners will be drawn at random from all eligible entries that period and the drawings will occur on or around one day following the entry period. Two winners each period will be chosen from the pool of eligible entrants. Winners will not be eligible to win in subsequent promotions. Winners may not choose an alternate prize and the prize may not be transferred. Except where prohibited by law, winners shall agree that Granite State College may use his or her name, likeness, general biographical information and statements for publicity purposes without further compensation or limitation in connection with the giveaway. Each winner will be responsible for any tax implications that come as a result of winning.

Odds of Winning: Each eligible entry has an equal chance of winning. Odds of winning depend directly on the number of eligible entries received.

Notification: Notification will be sent to each winner within 10 days after the drawing via the emailing address provided at the time of entry. If the participant does not respond to the notification within 30 days, refuses receipt of the prize, or if the winner is unable to provide the necessary enrollment verification, the Sponsor reserves the right to retain ownership of the prize or to award that prize to a different entrant drawn at random from all remaining eligible entries. Reasonable follow–up attempts may be used to contact the winner as deemed necessary by Granite State College.

List of winners: A list of winners can be furnished upon request. Granite State College respects the privacy of winners and will only share their names after securing explicit consent.

Privacy: The information provided to the sponsor will be used to communicate with entrants regarding this Sweepstakes and, unless the participant has opted out, as set forth in these Official Rules, the sponsor may contact participants at a later date with respect to products which the sponsor believes may be of interest to them. By submitting an entry, all entrants acknowledge and agree that the personal information that they have provided will be maintained by the sponsor in accordance with the sponsor’s Privacy Policy.

Governing Law: The substantive laws of the State of New Hampshire, United States apply to and govern this Sweepstakes and any claims must be raised and resolved in the Federal or state courts located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire.

Limitation on Liability: By agreeing to the rules herein, the participant agrees to indemnify the sponsor, its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents as well as its employees, directors and officers for any cost, loss or damage of any kind resulting from his or her participation in this promotion.

Right to Modify, Suspend or Terminate: The sponsor reserves the right to modify, suspend or terminate this scholarship promotion at any time, at its sole discretion.

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 RN to BSN Tuition Waiver is available to New Hampshire’s community college graduates. Eligible students pay the same affordable CCSNH tuition per credit for all courses in the RN to BSN program.

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