The Center for College Planning provides New Hampshire families with expert advice about the college planning process at no charge. Make the most of your summer! Questions about schools that offer certain programs of study? Curious about how financial aid works? Need ideas for majors that match your interests? Call one of our expert college counselors at 888.7.GRADUATE, X119 or email to schedule your free appointment today!

Hey, Grads!

Now that your college admissions process is nearing the end, it's a great time to step back and thank the people - parents, coaches, school counselors, teachers, and employers - who have helped you along the way. No gifts are necessary; just the courtesy of a phone call, note or email to express how much you appreciate their support. As our resident expert, senior college counselor Jay Hauser  always says, "Share the attitude of gratitude"!




College Knowledge Poem Contest

Create an acrostic poem using the word "COLLEGE" at

  1. Brainstorm words or phrases that describe college. Consider what college means to you or why it matters to your community and your world.
  2. Place your brainstormed words or phrases on the lines that begin with the same letters.
  3. Fill in the rest of the lines to create a poem.

From all of the entries, two (2) winners will be randomly selected to win. Entries from students in Grades 9-11 will have the chance to win an iPad. Entries from students in Grade 12 will have the chance to win a $500 I Am College Bound college incentive award. Good luck, College Bound'rs!


Since 2002, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundationhas underwritten a special program to assist New Hampshire students who are interested in a vocational or technical career.

The Career Aid for Technical Students (CATS) program is designed to help students who enroll in any accredited vocational or technical program that does NOT lead to a four-year Baccalaureate degree.Candidates may be entering two- or three-year degree programs or other, shorter-term technical training programs that lead to an associate degree, a trade license or certification. For example, a candidate might be planning to attend a community college, vocational/technical school, trade school, or other short-term training program.

DEADLINE:  June 16


While we might not be able to help you ace the SATs, our college gurus are eager to help you feel more comfortable with topics, tips and testing strategies related to standardized tests. Click here to learn some basic tips to get started! And, registration is now open for two FREE prep sessions of "SAT Basics" hosted by The NHHEAF Network Organizations at 4 Barrell Court in Concord, NH. Session I will be held July 28 - 31 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Session II will be held August 4 - 7 from 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. If you're interested in registering or need more information, contact or call 888.7.GRADUATE x119.

Check Out Our Upcoming Events!
Click here to view our webinars and in-house workshops including "Credit Worthy" which covers the importance of credit reports and credit scores. Students will learn how to shop for credit and how to manage credit. This workshop will be helpful to anyone who wants or already has credit.


The NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning

888.7.GRADUATE x119