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Tuition Rates

Estimated Undergraduate Costs

Did you know that students at Keene State pay an average of $10,000 in-state and $15,000 out-of-state per year in tuition? That gets you access to our small, in-person classes where you’ll have close connections with your professors; a vibrant student experience with 60+ student clubs, organizations, and sports teams; and our welcoming and supportive community.

More than 90% of Owls receive financial aid from Keene State. We’re ready to help you find out ways to pay for your college experience, but we can’t get started until you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

2024-25 ChargesResident of NHOut-of-State
Tuition (full-time)$11,754$23,810
Room (average)$10,000$10,000
Board (Hootie’s Choice Plus)$4,432$4,432
Mandatory Fees$3,030$3,030

*Pending approval by University System Board of Trustees.
Tuition and Fee rates are approved by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time. New Hampshire state funding helps to support the cost of an in-state education at Keene State College and other public higher education institutions. For this reason, the cost of in-state tuition at Keene State is lower than that of out-of-state tuition.

Please Note: Pre-licensure nursing students pay a $512 tuition differential in each of their four clinical semesters.

Tuition & Fees Details

How to Compare Costs

As you start to receive financial aid offers from the colleges where you’ve been accepted, it’s important to carefully review and compare costs and the financial aid offers you receive. This will ensure that you know how much you’ll actually pay for your education.

One of the biggest mistakes students make when reviewing their offer letters is assuming that the biggest scholarship awarded offers the best deal. Financial aid eligibility varies from school to school, so it helps to compare your financial aid offers and costs by organizing the information into a worksheet. Below are examples of costs of attendance, financial aid offers, and the net cost, which is what you would actually pay:

Cost of Attendance Grants/Scholarships Net Price Student Loan Eligibility NET COST
College A $50,000 $23,000 $27,000 $5,500 $21,500
College B $30,000 $7,500 $22,500 $5,500 $17,000
College C $15,000 $1,000 $15,000 $5,500 $8,500

Helpful Steps to Finding Out How Much You’ll Pay

  1. Determine the cost of attendance for each school Be sure to include tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, parking and miscellaneous expenses. Contact the college’s financial aid office if the cost of attendance is not listed on your offer letter or online.

  2. Subtract your grants/scholarships Grants and scholarships do not have to be paid back, so subtract the amount of grants/scholarships a college offered you from the college’s cost of attendance. The remaining amount is your net price, or out-of-pocket cost. *

  3. Consider your student loans If you plan to use the student loans offered to you, subtract the student loans from the net price/out-of-pocket cost. That will give you your bottom line net cost for each school.

  4. Compare net costs When choosing where to go to college, you will want to consider more than just cost, but knowing the affordability of each school can help you make an informed decision.

*Work Study awards are not considered in this calculation, since students are paid hourly for the actual hours worked and can be used for miscellaneous expenses.

To help you better plan for your college costs, don’t forget to consider expenses like books and supplies, parking, and personal expenses. At KSC, we budget $2,150 annually for these costs.

Need Assistance?

Schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor who can help you complete your FAFSA.

Net Price Calculator

Discover how affordable Keene State College can be by getting an estimate of how much your education will actually cost after financial aid. The Net Price 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.

Net Price Calculator

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Keene, New Hampshire 03435