UNH offers tuition-free program for Pell grant freshmen

February 22, 2017 GMT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has a new scholarship program called Granite Guarantee, which will allow full-time, first-year students in the state receiving federal Pell grants to attend the school tuition-free.

Granite Guarantee will start in the fall and is estimated to assist 285 first-year students studying at the Durham and Manchester campuses. The university will commit to continuing the scholarship for a student’s full four years as long as the students continue to be enrolled full-time, remain eligible for the Pell grants and make progress toward their degree.

UNH says the success of Celebrate 150, its largest-ever fundraising campaign, made it possible to launch the first year of the program. Student support and scholarships are a top priority of the overall $275 million campaign, scheduled to end in 2018.