Financial Aid


General Sites
NH93.com is a state-wide clearinghouse of scholarships available to NH students. Please register and use this wonderful, free resource provided by NHHEAF. 

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page " This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid." Links to other scholarship searches as well as a lot of specific information. Check out the page to see if any items may be of interest to you. This web site has excellent information on "How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Scholarship Scam," "Warning Signs of a Scholarship Scam", "Common Scholarship Scams", and "Evaluating Scholarship Matching Services." Good, informative reading.

The most important financial aid component is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines your qualification for student loans, grants and work-study. It can be filled out beginning in January of the student's senior year. If you are curious about what financial aid you will qualify for, check out the FAFSA4caster. The US Government's Federal Student Aid Site includes the excellent and informative booklet, Funding Your Education. 

NEW SOURCE for Merit Aid:  Merit aid is awarded to students with a broad range of GPAs.  There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, their intended majors, leadership, and community service.  The following is a FREE comprehensive web site that matches students with merit-based scholarships from colleges.  It is available to students, counselors and parents.  Go to   www.meritaid.com

Student Lending Analytics is a website that explains college funding options. If you are looking for a loan to help with college costs, they have a chart which shows rates for many lending institutions. They also have a blog which highlights news and trends in financial aid and financing college. 

Regional Programs

NHASFAA This site contains the informative booklet put out by the State entitled, The NH Road to Higher Education (an excellent source of information !!!!). It also links to a site giving information for all NH colleges regarding the financial aid forms each requires, numbers, e-mail addresses of college financial aid officers, and financial aid deadlines. Scholarship and loan information, as well as when and where financial aid nights will be held is also available here.

NHHEAF:NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation
Do check out this site. It contains valuable information for New Hampshire students.

Regional Student Program If the intended major of a student is not offered by a public college or university in New Hampshire, he/she may be able to receive reduced tuition at a state/public college or university in Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Maine which offers that major. This site includes a description of the RSP program; information about how to apply; a listing of participating institutions and the degree programs (Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate) available to NH residents; and the tuition savings.

Good Neighbor Program: Johnson State College in Vermont is offering reduced out-of-state tuition rates to residents of Carroll County. For 2011-2012, the discount is $6168! 

 Loans

NH Student Loans Features information about the Federal Family Education Loan Program, free services through the NHHEAF Resource Center and information about alternative financing.

Welcome to Nellie Mae News and information from one of the larger loan institutions

Sallie Mae: Student Loan Market Another of the nation's largest financial services companies. Helpful information about planing, calculating expenses/costs, what to look for and where to find lenders, a tutorial to help students with money management when they leave f or college.

The Education Resources Institute . A private, not-for-profit organization, TERI offers loans to help fill the financial aid "gap". There is also a link to several financial aid publications and free information (located