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Tuition and Fees


Tuition and fee rates are approved by the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees and are subject to change at any time.

2018-19 ChargesResident of NHOut-of-State
Tuition (full-time)$11,468$20,432
Room (multiple)$7,358$7,358
Board (platinum plan)$3,668$3,668
Mandatory Fees$2,744$2,744

Students will also spend an average of $900 for books and supplies and will need to budget for personal and travel expenses during the academic year.

Refunds & Cost Adjustments

  • Student Accounts evaluates and refunds credit balances on a regular basis. Refund checks are typically available 7–10 business days after a credit balance is created.
  • Students should not plan on using their refund check to pay for rent for an off-campus residence. We cannot guarantee that a refund check will be ready by a student's rent deadline.
  • When a refund check is ready for pick up, notification will be sent to the KSC email account.
  • If the student is participating in a semester or year-long payment plan and has also been awarded financial aid, our office will be unable to refund any credit balance until the student's payment plan has been fully paid.
  • If a student's financial aid exceeds the balance due on the payment plan, it is the student's responsibility to contact the payment plan servicer and reduce the plan amount if they choose.

Please Note:

  • Single semester loans will have two disbursements; please plan accordingly.
  • Some financial aid programs may not be disbursed until well into the semester, especially for first-time KSC students; please plan accordingly.
  • Credit balances cannot be held from one academic year to another. All outstanding credit balances will be refunded to a student in the form of a check.
  • Regardless of who remitted the payment to the student account, the refund will be made payable to the student, except for credit balances produced by a PLUS loan.
Cost Adjustments

Students who change their course load or withdraw from the College:

  • Before the first day of the semester will have their costs adjusted with the exception of non-refundable deposits.
  • After the first day of the semester will have their costs adjusted, with the exception of mandatory fees, based on the College's Policy (below). There is no adjustment of Mandatory Fees after the semester begins.

Please Note:

  • Course load definition: 12–20 credits is full–time; 11 credits or less is part–time.
  • Cost adjustments may or may not result in a refund.
  • Financial aid recipients, including Federal Direct Student and/or Parent PLUS loans, are subject to federally mandated guidelines that must be applied before any money is returned.

A student who withdraws from the College or changes her or his course load will have their Tuition, Room, and Board (meal plan) costs adjusted as follows:

Fall/Spring Semester

  • 75% within 7 calendar days of the first day of the semester.
  • 50% within 8–30 calendar days after the first day of the semester.
  • No adjustment beyond 30 days after the beginning of the semester.

Summer Semester

  • 75% within 3 calendar days of the first class.
  • 50% within 4–14 calendar days of the first class.
  • No adjustment beyond 14 days after the beginning of the semester.


  • Students who are studying away under the auspices of KSC's Global Education Office's off-campus programs should refer to the acceptance letter or program materials for specific withdrawal and cost adjustment policies regarding their program.
  • Students who are suspended or dismissed for disciplinary reasons forfeit their right to any cost adjustments.

Miscellaneous Fees

Each student is responsible for timely payment of all outstanding charges on his or her account. Failure to remit payment in full by the published deadline may result in late payment fees, account holds, and deregistration from classes. Payment of the bill is solely the responsibility of the student regardless of who remits the actual funds.

Note: Effective 8/27/18, the late add/withdrawal and late registration fee are suspended until further notice.

2018-19 FeesRate
Residence Hall Damage Deposit$100
Enrollment Services Fee$325
Orientation Fee$100
Late Payment Fee$50 to 150
Late Registration Fee$10
Late Add Fee$10
Applied Music Fees (1 credit)$160
Applied Music Fees (2-4 credits)$280
Parking Fees$30 to 250
Parking Tickets$10 to 250
Application Fee$50
Teacher Education Program Fee$130
Student ID Replacement$25
Returned Check Service Charge$20
Transcript Charge$6

You may or may not incur the following fees, depending on choices you make, including living on campus, eating in the dining hall, parking on campus, and other options:

Application Fees. Charged to all students who are seeking admission to the college and/or special programs offered on-campus, such as the Graduate Program or the Teacher Education Certification Program.

Enrollment Services Fee. A one-time fee charged to first-time, readmitted, graduate, and certificate students. This fee covers administrative and technical costs for new students. No student can be enrolled until the fee is paid.

Orientation Fee. A one-time fee charged to all new students. This fee covers the administrative and technical costs for the mandatory orientation program. It also covers up to two parents'/guardians' attendance at the orientation program.

Room Damage Deposit. Charged to all students living in on-campus housing to cover the cost of damage that may result. The unused portion of the deposit will be refunded only after the student moves out of the residence halls.

Late Payment Fee. Charged to students each semester based on the outstanding balance due after the payment deadline.

Late Add/Withdrawal. Charged to students who do not complete the add/withdrawal process within the published timelines.

Applied Music Fee. Charged to students enrolled in specific classes that offer one-on-one instruction. This fee is in addition to any tuition paid for credit hours.

Parking Fees. Charged to students who register a car and receive a permit to park in an on-campus lot.

Returned Check Fee. Charged to all persons who issue a check that, for any reason, is returned from the bank unpaid.

Transcript Charge. Charged to students requesting copies of their official transcript.