Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees


Community College System of New Hampshire Tuition and Fees: Academic Year 2019 – 2020

Tuition Rates

In addition to having the lowest college tuition in New Hampshire, The Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) strives to make college affordable through scholarships and loans. Our affiliated Foundation provides scholarship assistance to eligible students enrolled at any College within the system, and each College offers financial aid in the forms of grant aid, work study, and loans.

CCSNH charges the following tuition rates for academic year 2019– 2020:

  In-State and all online courses

  New England Regional*

  Out-of-State / International

  $215 per credit hour

  $323 per credit hour

  $490 per credit hour

As an example, an Associate in Arts program is a minimum of 60 credit hours. Therefore, the total cost of the two-year program is 60 X $215, or $12,900 over two years – $3,225 per semester. This calculation does not include financial aid,and it does not include fees or the cost of credits for prorgams that exceed 60 credit hours. Rather it is intended to illustrate how to calculate an annual tuition cost based on the number of credits you will take.

All tuition and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

*The New England Regional Student Program is available through the New England Board of Higher Education (

Tuition Discounts

In addition to financial aid and scholarships, CCSNH offers discounts for many people. These include:

  • Students who live within fifty miles of a College but live out-of-state may be eligible to pay the in-state rate instead of New England Regional. Contact your College’s Business Office to learn more.
  • CCSNH charges dual enrollment students in our Early College program half-price tuition
  • Dual-credit students taught in NH high schools as part of the Running Start program pay only $150 per course (prorated for courses fewer than three credit hours).
  • Each Running Start faculty member receives one course voucher for every Running Start course taught to cover cost of tuition (fees excluded) and may elect to transfer this voucher.
  • Preceptors / Clinical or practicum supervisors receive non-transferable fifty percent tuition vouchers for one course or workshop (these cannot be combined with any other discount).
  • Senior citizens pay half price tuition on credit courses.
  • National Guard members meeting prerequisites of the National Guard Education Assistance Program do not pay tuition, though are subject to all applicable fees and must matriculate into a degree-enhancing program.

Beyond the above, CCSNH provides discounts and full tuition waivers for many students, including for programs listed above.  For information on these and other scholarships, call your College’s Financial Aid Office.


More information on fees can be found here.

See college websites for information on fees specific to a college and/or program.