How Will Summer Earnings Impact Financial Aid Eligibility?

Whether cleaning the stadium after a ball game, filing paperwork in an office, taking orders from the drive-thru or walking dogs, part-time or summer jobs can provide you with a sense of responsibility, new skills and, of course, extra cash! Are you curious if working could impact your eligibility for financial aid? Read on . For students already in college, you might be curious about your college-based earnings. The money you earn from Federal Work-Study is generally subject to federal and state income tax, but exempt from FICA taxes (provided you are enrolled full time and work less than half-time). Federal Work-Study earnings during the calendar year should be included in the totals for AGI and Worksheet C on the FAFSA. For more questions related to income and financial aid, check our website.


Tips on Buying Books

Heading to college soon? Thinking about buying your textbooks? Learn more here about hard copy versus e-books, as well as some helpful tips on how to find books for your classes without breaking the bank.


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Wondering how to begin your college search? Check out our upcoming College Prep for Seniors presentation, offered in our library on Monday, September 15 or as a webinar on Tuesday, September 23. The Center for College Planning also offers free 60 minute college counseling appointments to help you on your path to college. Call 888.7.GRADUATE, x119 to schedule your appointment today! Email us for a copy of our 2014-2015 College Insider. This helpful guide includes valuable college admissions information (think letters of recommendation, campus tours, college interviews - and more!) as well as an introduction to financial aid.


Coming to a School Near YOU!

During the upcoming academic year, our college counselors will be in high schools across the state presenting programs about the college admissions and financial aid processes. Click here to see when we are at your school.  If you do not see your school listed, please feel free to come to another high school in your area!  

For a complete calendar of upcoming library workshops and webinars, visit www.nhheaf.org/events.asp.


New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Scholarship Alert! Are you attending a community college this fall? The NH Charitable Foundation's Medallion Fund is available for residents of any age who are enrolling in any accredited vocational or technical program. Applications are accepted, and scholarships awarded, throughout the year.

And, if you're considering attending a community college, but haven't completed an application, it isn't too late! Visit www.ccsnh.edu for links and information about all of the campuses and their diverse programs. If you need assistance filing the financial aid application, we're here to help!


College Planning Videos

Access all of The NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning webinars and videos on our YouTube channel , including our Careers in the 603 series. One of the videos features Nassau Broadcasting and WJYY radio personality, Nazzy. He shares a bit about his own journey and introduces you to the diverse careers associated with broadcast communications.

You can also learn from CCP college guru, Angela, about the impact of scholarships on financial aid eligibility or from Kerry as she presents about the key components of financial aid.  

The NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning


888.7.GRADUATE x119