You’re making an important decision to invest in your future. We invest in your education too - this is where we come in to help. It’s important for you to understand your financial assistance options and to know that we’re here to support you.
Keene State College is committed to offering an excellent education to all qualified students. If you are Pell Grant-eligible student living in New Hampshire and are accepted to Keene State as first-time, first-year student, you are automatically qualified for the Granite Guarantee with no additional steps. The Financial Aid Office's highest priority is to help all students in financial need by providing workable packages of merit scholarships and grants, loans, and campus jobs.
By applying to Keene State and completing the FAFSA, you are applying for most forms of financial aid available to you. That's all you need to do; the Financial Aid staff will get you all the aid you're qualified to receive.
You can estimate your costs for attending Keene State including tuition, housing, food and fees, here.
Returning Student? Visit FA for Returning Students for information tailored just for you.
Need help with your FAFSA?
Sign up today to meet with one of our Financial Aid Counselors, who will assist you with getting your FAFSA completed.Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor
Applying for Financial Aid
If you’re thinking about applying to Keene State, or if you already applied, your financial aid next steps are here. Filing your FAFSA is the very first step.
Keene State’s FAFSA school code 002590Applying for Financial Aid
Estimate Your Eligibility
Discover how affordable Keene State College can be by getting an estimate of how much your education will actually cost after financial aid. This calculator helps you and your family to estimate costs and out of pocket expenses for your college education. The calculator will also assist you in exploring options to help pay for college.Learn How Financial Aid is Awarded
Understand Your Financial Aid Award Package
If you're admitted to Keene State and you qualify for financial aid, you will be awarded a package to help cover your educational costs. From scholarships and grants, to loans and student work opportunities, there are a variety of sources available to help with your costs. What’s it all mean? Find out here.Understanding Your Award
Grants and Scholarships
Keene State College awards several categories of grants and scholarships that don't have to be repaid.Grants and Scholarships
Keene State College offers a full range of lending options to meet the financial needs of our students and their families. Learn about Federal Student, Institutionally Administered, Private Alternative, and Federal Parent Loans.Loans
All students enrolled full time at KSC are eligible to work on campus, either under the Federal Work Study Program or under KSC’s Student Hourly Program.
The Financial Aid Office maintains a list of currently available employment opportunities on Handshake.Handshake
Resources & Administration
A variety of resources including frequently asked questions, related campus services, how-tos for the Data Retrieval Tool and View My Documents, information on the Federal Ombudsman, and the administrators' professional standards.Resources & Administration
Verification Documents and Forms
The Financial Aid Office may request verifying documents to complete your financial aid application. This is a federal requirement in many instances and does not mean there’s a problem with your application. All forms and documents available for download in PDF format.View Forms and Documents
Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Information
On Aug. 24, 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced a Student Debt Relief Plan that includes one-time student loan debt relief targeted to low- and middle-income families.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) will provide up to $20,000 in debt relief to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 in debt relief to non-Pell Grant recipients.Get complete details