State Aid Programs
State grants are need based financial assistance for undergraduate students. Several states in New England have state grants designed for residents with exceptional financial need. Each state determines the amount of the award based on the Expected Family Contribution, state regulations and budgetary constraints. To be considered, a student must file a FAFSA and meet the residency requirements of his/her respective state. Some states may require an additional application to supplement the FAFSA. Please visit your state's web site for more information:
Other State Programs
New England Regional Student Program – Keene State College participates in the New England Board of Higher Education's Regional Student Program. Each New England state university offers a number of undergraduate curricula which are open to students from the other New England states. Students enrolled under this program pay a reduced out of state tuition rate. Further information about eligible programs is available for:
- Incoming students by contacting the KSC Admissions Office at 603-358-2276
- Returning students by contacting the Elliot Center at 603-358-2500
New Hampshire Charitable Fund – New Hampshire residents pursuing undergraduate or graduate study at approved institutions of postsecondary education are eligible to apply for grants and interest-free and low-interest loans from this fund. Information and applications are available from the New Hampshire Charitable Fund Student Aid Program online or by calling 603-225-6641.
Vocational Rehabilitation Programs – Every state operates a vocational rehabilitation program to assist people with a variety of disabilities to return to productive activity. In certain cases, a vocational rehabilitation agency will assist disabled students to meet their college expenses. Students should contact their local agency.
Vermont STEM Cash Incentive Program – Vermont has launched an exciting new cash incentive for recent graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This incentive can help Vermont employers attract much needed engineering and technical talent and assist recent graduates pay off college debt if they work for a Vermont employer in these high demand occupations. The STEM award will pay new hires at Vermont companies $1500 cash annually for each year they are employed, up to five years. The incentive goes directly to the individual.