Graduate Scholarships, Loans, and Assistantships

Looking for scholarships to help support pursuit of your graduate degree, or wondering how to make your graduate study even more affordable? We know that financial aid is a key part of your college planning process, and our Financial Aid Office will help you along through every step of the way.

Types of Aid

Merit Scholarships

We offer a range of merit scholarships to MFA students. Awards are given based on the strength of your portfolio, essay, and transcripts, and we’ll tell you about any aid offerings when you receive your acceptance letter.


Graduate level students are also eligible for unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans. These low-cost, fixed rate loans are available to students regardless of your credit. To apply, fill out the FASFA. Loan offerings will be detailed in your financial aid package.


Graduate Assistantships are paid opportunities available to all second- and third-term MFA students. Gain hands-on experience completing special projects in your area of interest, or find yourself tutoring undergraduate students, conducting research in the Teti Library’s Special Collections, or working with our Admission Office. Coursework and other academic obligations are priority responsibilities of graduate students at New England College. Graduate assistantships typically require 20 hours/per week, with specific schedules determined by the supervisor. Most involve evening and weekend commitments.

If you are interested in applying to become a Graduate Assistant, you can check out the available positions and apply here:

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid is as simple as filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), using NEC’s federal financial aid code of 002579.

Have questions?
Contact Student Financial Services
98 Bridge Street, Henniker NH
Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm
Phone: (603) 428-2226

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