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Financial Aid

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, regardless of financial status or social standing. Therefore, the Financial Aid Office's highest priority is to help students in financial need by providing workable packages of merit scholarships and grants, [loans](/admissions/aid/borrowing/, and campus jobs.

By applying to Keene State and completing the FAFSA before our March 1 filing deadline*, 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.

Returning Student? Visit FA for Returning Students for information tailored just for you.

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Applying for Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office helps students afford college through financial aid packages and merit awards. In order to demonstrate financial need, you'll need to fill out the required forms, especially the FAFSA, on time.

Applying for Financial Aid

Understanding your Award

No two students are alike, but if you're admitted and you qualify for financial aid, you will be awarded a package: some combination of scholarships (which do not have to be paid back), loans (which do), and work on campus (which, believe it or not, can be fun, and even educational). Determining financial need, cost of attendance, expected family contribution, award letters and conditions—what's it all mean? Find out here.

Understanding Your Award
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Estimate Your Eligibility

Prospective Student? Discover just how affordable Keene State College can be. We're pleased to offer our Net Price Calculator to help you and your family estimate costs and out of pocket expenses for your college education. This tool will also assist you in exploring options to help pay for college.

Net Price Calculator

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.


Student Employment

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 JobWISE.

JobWISE Student Login
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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

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2606

800-572-1909 • 603-358-2280
Fax: 603-358-2794