The Varsity Letter - December 2015
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December 2015

Financial Aid Season is Nearly Here!

Seniors ‑ as you finish up applying to colleges ‑ mark your calendars to apply for federal financial aid by filing the 2016‑2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning January 1, 2016.

The Center for College Planning is pleased to help students and their families file the FAFSA either in our Concord office or at many high schools across the state. Call our us at 888.7.GRADUATE, x119 to book a FAFSA filing appointment in Concord and be sure to check with your school guidance office to see if we will be filing FAFSAs at your school.

With January 1 right around the corner, now is a great time for students and parents to prepare for filing the FAFSA by applying for an FSA ID. An FSA ID will provide access to the Federal Student Aid's online systems and will serve as your legal signature for your FAFSA as well as any federal student loan applications. For tips on setting up your FSA ID, click here.

And, if you didn't get to see the Financial Aid Night presentation at your high school, you can watch it anytime on our NHHEAF YouTube channel!

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Clicking the “Submit” Button on College Applications

Seniors ‑ it's time to put together that final list of schools you plan to apply to ‑ and click submit! Our college counselors typically recommend that high school seniors apply to between six and eight colleges. We encourage students to select a diverse list of schools in order to create a more balanced process that also helps maximize the greatest opportunity for admission and financial assistance. Learn more about building your list of schools by clicking below and call us at 888.7.GRADUATE, x119 to have a college counselor help you finalize your list!

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Juniors ‑ Mark Your Calendars for #DC2016!

Over 1,200 NH high school juniors and their parents/guardians will be at Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday, April 2, 2016 for our 17th Annual Destination College Event. The program includes college planning workshops and a college fair with over 70 participating colleges and universities. Attendees will have access to a variety of free college planning workshops, student keynote speaker and have the opportunity to participate in scholarship raffles and attend a college fair.

All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents.

Registration for this event is required and will open in February 2016.

For information on sponsoring this event, please email us.

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Scholarship Corner

The Hood Sportsmanship Scholarship® program awards 18 New England high school student athletes with $5,000 scholarships to help further their education at a 2 or 4‑year accredited college or university.

To be eligible, high school seniors must have displayed a high degree of sportsmanship while participating in a varsity high school sport. These students also must have earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and performed volunteer work in the community.

The deadline to apply is Friday, March 11, 2016.

Apply Now

See You Soon!

Visit our website for important college admissions and financial aid information; check our event calendar to see when we will be presenting at your high school. Our expert college counselors are also available at our Concord campus to meet with you for a FREE 60-minute college planning appointment. Call us today at 888.7.GRADUATE, x 119 to schedule your appointment!


I Am College Bound Promo of the Month

HS Students: Participate each month in our I Am College Bound promotion! Just read a college planning or financial aid article, answer a question about the article correctly, and you will be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card in a random drawing from correct entries.

I Am College Bound's goal is to provide New Hampshire students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals - share the link with your friends!