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.


Academic Catalog
Undergraduate Handbook
Graduate 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 Arts in Art Education, 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.

Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design
The Institute is a member of AICAD.  Benefits to students include the opportunity to participate in AICAD’s Exchange Program.
Institute Transfer Credit Policy
FERPA and Student Privacy
Student Grievance Policy

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.

Student Computers
The Institute does not require students to purchase computers, instead students are provided with a brand-new Mac laptop in their freshman year that will become theirs to keep upon graduation.

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.”


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%


BFA, MFA, MAT 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


Student Health
The Institute does not operate a Health Clinic on campus, but has established relationships with a number of local health care providers. There is also a nurse available three days a week with limited hours. When a student has a problem, they can contact the Student Affairs Department who will suggest health care providers in the area. Please refer to the student handbook for additional information.

Health Insurance
The Institute requires all students to have health insurance and provide proof of such insurance upon enrollment. We also provide low-cost, high quality health insurance for purchase by students who currently do not have health insurance. Further information can be found by contacting Student Affairs at 603-836-2527.

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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Download the Drug Free Policy

Students can subscribe to the text service for announcements about weather or other cancellations and delays.  Subscribe by texting NHINSTITUTE to 41411.

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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