Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster

Representing the 2nd District of New Hampshire
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Kuster Statement on University of New Hampshire Tuition-Free plan for NH Students

Feb 22, 2017
Press Release

(Concord, NH) – Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on UNH’s new tuition-free program for full-time New Hampshire students:

“I commend UNH on their announcement of the Granite Guarantee, which will provide free tuition to full-time, first-year New Hampshire students who are receiving federal Pell grants.  For too many Granite State students and families, the rising cost of tuition has put a higher education degree out of reach.  UNH’s commitment to help 285 first-year students break down this financial barrier represents a significant investment in our students and future workforce. I applaud UNH’s leadership in making college more affordable for low-income Granite State students.”           

Congresswoman Kuster has been a strong advocate in promoting college affordability during her time in Congress.  She has supported the Perkins Loan Program and funding for Pell Grants through her role as a member of the Higher Education Caucus.  During the 114th Congress she cosponsored the Student Loan Repayment Assistance Act to incentivize employer development of student loan repayment assistance plans, and she helped introduce the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act to allow students to refinance their student loans at lower interest rates.