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Financial Aid

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. 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 Student Financial Services 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.

Future Owl? Once you enroll as a Keene State Student you will be able to set up your MyKSC Web account. Your initial financial aid letter will be mailed, and subsequent revised letters will only be posted to your Web account.

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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 002590

Applying 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
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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.


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 Handshake.

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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 Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services
Keene State College
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435-2606

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

Book an Appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor