Enhancing Affordability

We invest in our students by pricing tuition competitively against other private New England universities and offering substantial assistance. Our generous scholarships significantly enhance the affordability of our degrees. Here, you will find an introduction to the scholarships, grants, loans and other resources available to help finance your education.

Grants and Scholarships

We offer a broad range of grants and scholarships based on your achievement and/or financial need. Some are funded by UNE, while others are funded by outside sources. No matter the source, grants and scholarships do not need to be repaid. Students must be enrolled full time in order to receive any UNE-funded scholarships or grants.

Merit Scholarships

We offer a number of Merit Scholarships based on a student’s academic success. The Admissions Office will craft your Merit Award once you are accepted as a UNE student.

Institutional Grants

The Nor’Easter Scholarship, Legacy Grant, Sibling Grant and NSF Success Scholarship are examples of funds available directly from UNE.

Endowed and Annual Fund Scholarships

Other gift aid available to you comes from generous individual benefactors. The award criteria are determined by each benefactor, but most require academic achievement and financial need.

Other Grants

The Department of Education and your state of residence may offer other grant opportunities depending upon your financial need and other criteria.

Learn More About Merit Scholarships


A variety of loan options exist to help you and your family meet your educational needs. Both federal and private loans are available to you.

Learn More About Loans

Federal Work-Study Program

These funds are awarded to students who meet certain eligibility requirements. The program allows UNE students the opportunity to work part-time on campus.

Learn More About Work Study

Veteran Education Benefits

UNE serves veterans, service members, and their families, who are accessing U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits.

Learn more about veteran education benefits

Additional Financing resources

Additional options that may be available to students and families depending on their situation.

Explore additional financing options