Navigating Financial Aid
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As you consider factors of cost and affordability in your college decision process, this tool can help you compare financial aid packages and real-world costs of attendance at your top choice schools.
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Cost of Attendance
Schools may list this figure on your award letter or their website. Cost of attendance includes tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation and miscellaneous expenses.
Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back, so can be subtracted from the cost of attendance.
This is the cost of attendance minus your grant and scholarship aid.
Loans of all types need to be paid back, often with interest. Federal student loans are the same at every institution, though amounts may vary based on the institutional cost of attendance. If you plan on borrowing, only include the student loans from your aid package in your calculations of what attending UNH will cost you each year. You will also want to know if your loan is subsidized or unsubsidized.
- Subsidized loans: The interest you accrue while you are in school will be subsidized by the federal government.
- Unsubsidized loans: You will be responsible for paying interest accrued, though you will not be required to make an interest payment while you are still in school.
You may be eligible for a work-study award, but it will not be applied directly to your tuition bill like other types of aid. Instead, you will receive paychecks for your hours worked. Many students use their work-study position to pay for miscellaneous expenses.
Some schools will add a PLUS/Parent Loan to your financial aid package. These are credit-based loans a parent will need to borrow in his or her name – they are not aid awarded by the college. UNH does not include parent loans in your award.