Student Consumer Information


The Institute of Art and Design at New England College (the Institute) has developed the Student Consumer Information page in order to provide students with one comprehensive resource to policy and procedures of the Institute. If you have questions, please contact us at 603-623-0313.

The Institute is a private, non-profit educational institution which maintains a policy of equal opportunity for all. The Institute does not discriminate in its admission or employment policies and practices on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a veteran. The Institute complies with all federal and state legislation and regulations regarding non-discrimination.


Student Handbook

Accreditation and Membership
The New Hampshire Department of Education Commission on Higher Education has approved the Institute for degree-granting authority for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Teaching Visual Arts, and Master of Fine Arts.  The State of New Hampshire Board of Education approves the Art Education Teacher Preparation Programs. The New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) accredits the Institute.

Course Supply Information
Blick U Course Supply Lists
The Institute has partnered with Dick Blick Art Materials to provide direct access to course supply lists, students may choose to purchase supplies direct from, or they may purchase course supplies at the retailer of their choice. Questions regarding course supplies should be directed to course faculty or department heads.

Course Textbook Information
Textbook information is distributed by the Office of Academic Affairs prior to the start of each semester. Students may purchase course textbooks at the retailer of their choice. Questions regarding course textbooks should be directed to the Office of Academic Affairs or department heads.

Definition of a Credit Hour
The Institute strictly awards credit based on the federal definition of a credit hour: “a credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than – (1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time; or (2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practica, studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.”

Statement of Penalties for Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the filesharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement. Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees.  For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505. Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at



Student Faculty Ratios:
Undergraduate 10:1
Graduate 4:1

Undergraduate Demographics:
Full-time Students – 89%
Part-time Students – 11%
Female – 68%
Male – 32%
Self-Identified Minority – 15%
Under 25yrs old – 94%
New Hampshire Residents – 47%
Out of State Residents – 53%

Graduate Demographics:
Full-time Students – 87%
Part-time Students – 13%
Female – 68%
Male – 31%
Under 40 yrs old – 35%
New Hampshire Residents – 40%
Out of State Residents – 60%


Students can apply for financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), using federal financial aid code of 031823.

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Contact our Financial Aid Office:
148 Concord Street (French Hall) Manchester, NH 03104
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
PHONE – (603) 836-2577    FAX – (603) 296-0447    EMAIL -

Undergraduate Tuition, Fees and Undergraduate Refund Policy
Undergraduate Scholarships and Financial Aid
Graduate Tuition, Fees and Graduate Refund Policy
Graduate Scholarships, Assistantships and Financial Aid

Tuition Management Plans
the Institute has partnered with Tuition Management Systems (TMS) to provide the student/parent with the option to make payments through a payment plan. A ten-month plan (July - April) and a 9-month plan (August - April) are offered for the full academic year. A five-month plan is offered for a single semester, July - November (fall semester) & December - April (spring semester). A twelve-month plan is also offered for re-enrolling TMS Payment Plan students. 


The faculty have identified five Institutional Learning Outcomes, which describe the skills and essential knowledge that all students will achieve through the college’s academic programs. Click here to view them.

Student Success Statistics:
Undergraduate 150% (6-year) Graduation Rate – 52%
Undergraduate First-time Full-time Retention – 73%
Graduate First to Second Year Retention – 94%
Graduate Distance Education Completion Rate – 98%
Art Education State Licensure Passage Rate – 100% 

Office of Career & Alumni Services
US DOE College Scorecard
NCES College Navigator


New Hampshire General Voter Information
Voting as a College Student in NH
City of Manchester Voter Registration


Academic Accommodations
It is the policy of the Institute to make every effort, when possible and practical, to accommodate the needs of students with documented disabilities. If you have a special need, please contact the Academic Support Center.

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The Institute has developed the Student Consumer Information page in order to provide students with one comprehensive resource to policy and procedures. If you have questions, please contact us at 603-623-0313.

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