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.
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
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
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