The goal of the I am College Bound campaign is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning team especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school. To inform, engage and grow public awareness about financial aid programs, students are incentivized to share content with friends and peers within their networks through monthly promotions.
NOTE: The I Am College Bound site was originally created under a federal grant. Since those grants funds are no longer available for site maintenance and scholarships, the Center for College Planning has moved content to the www.nhheaf.org site. Through this page, students can participate in monthly promotions which provide creative ways for students to learn about college costs, college admission and financial aid. If you have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact us.
I Am College Bound Promo of the Month
Beyond college admission and selection information, the Center for College Planning (CCP) at the NHHEAF is dedicated to providing students and families with much-needed information on the available loans programs and funding options for higher education. If youíre looking for scholarships, EDvestinU, the nonprofit sister agency of NHHEAF and private student lender, offers a monthly scholarship giveaway through which $3,000 is awarded each month! Check it out.
Whatís the July I Am College Bound Promo?
A recent Pew Research Center* report on higher education contains a number of findings about the rising value of a college degree (as well as the rising cost of not going to college). Click the link above to visit the Pew Research Center and answer the question below.
There are six key findings from the Pew Research Center report that provide a compelling answer to the question: Is going to college worth it? Which one of the statements below is NOT a key finding of this report?
- A) A college education is worth more today.
- B) College benefits go beyond earnings.
- C) The cost of not going to college has risen.
- D) College value can be measured by the tuition and fees a campus charges.
- E) College grads are more satisfied with their jobs.
Correct entries from students entering Grades 9-12 in the fall will have the chance to win an iPad. Correct entries from students in the HS Class of 2014 will have the chance to win a $500 I Am College Bound college incentive award. Good luck, College Boundírs!
* Pew Research Center, February, 2014, "The Rising Cost of Not Going to College" (http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2014/02/11/the-rising-cost-of-not-going-to-college/)