The University System of New Hampshire is expanding a program offering four years of free tuition to in-state students who qualify for federal Pell grants.
The program, known as "Granite Guarantee," began last year at the University of New Hampshire. It'll now expand to cover Keene State College and Plymouth State University. Those schools will begin covering tuition for first-year students enrolling next fall.
Keene State College estimates about a third of its in-state students will qualify for the program. “Higher education for New Hampshire students is critical to fulfilling our state’s workforce needs, and to keeping our in-state students in New Hampshire,” said Keene State College Interim President Melinda Treadwell in a news release announcing the program.
Granite Guarantee currently covers about 400 students at the University of New Hampshire.