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UNH School of Law Announces Tuition Discount Program for N.H. Residents and UNH Students

By Peter Davies, UNH Law
December 1, 2010

The UNH School of Law Board of Trustees recently approved a tuition waiver program for New Hampshire residents and UNH students. According to John D. Hutson, dean and president of the law school, "This new tuition policy signals our investment in New Hampshire residents and UNH students. We hope that all of our state's best and brightest students will give serious consideration to attending UNH School of Law."

The tuition waivers of $4,000 each will be available for two different categories of students: 1) qualified New Hampshire residents (according to UNH residency policy), and 2) students currently enrolled full time at UNH in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at the time they submit their application. A student who is both a qualified New Hampshire resident and enrolled at UNH will receive a combined tuition waiver of $8,000. This will apply throughout their law school career for students who remain in good standing. The policy will be effective in the fall of 2011.

Conventional financial aid for merit, diversity, and need is also available for qualifying students in addition to the waivers. Admissions criteria remain the same for all applicants. For more information on attending UNH School of Law, visit: law.unh.edu/admissions.

UNH School of Law (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center) entered into an affiliation agreement with UNH this fall that will provide students with increased academic opportunities to allow them to thrive in the increasingly complex and interdisciplinary practice of law. UNH School of Law does not receive any funding from either the State of New Hampshire or from UNH.

Both schools are in the process of developing joint degree programs that will capitalize on the law school's expertise in intellectual property and technology commercialization and the strength of UNH's science and engineering and business colleges. Currently, there is an Exchange Agreement that allows graduate degree students from UNH, and JD and LLM students from the UNH School of Law, to enroll for graduate or law coursework and to earn academic credits at the other institution.

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