The Varsity Letter - July 2016
July 2016

College‑Bound This Fall?

Okay, college‑bound students, you've completed all your admissions requirements and completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your college of choice received all this information, accepted you, and used your FAFSA (and maybe a few other financial forms as well) to determine what your total financial aid package for one year of school would be. Now before you head off to college, it's time to secure your Federal Direct Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loan(s) and complete your required online Entrance Counseling. Make sure to have your FSA ID handy!

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Before Classes Begin

Before you arrive on campus, you will need to finalize your college financing plan. This may mean using tuition payment plans, a PLUS (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Student) loan, or perhaps a private student loan. If you and your family need assistance in putting your financing plan together, our college counselors are here to help! Call us at 888.7.GRADUATE, X119 to schedule your FREE 60‑minute college funding appointment today.


HS Seniors: Letters of Recommendations

Can you believe it? Your senior year will soon be here! While there's bound to be excitement ahead, there are some key things you can be doing now to prepare for the college admission process. Visiting campuses, considering majors, and talking with your parents or guardians about paying for college are all very important steps.

It's also not too early to start identifying the mentors and teachers, including your school counselor, that you will ask to write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Keep in mind that many high schools have their own processes for requesting letters. For example, a school may ask you to put your request in writing or to submit an electronic form. Find out the process at your school and learn more by clicking below.

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HS Seniors: The College Résumé

The college résumé can be very important to your application for several reasons. It not only provides the admission counselor with your one-page personal profile, but also acts as another sample of your ability to write, organize, and present yourself. The college résumé focuses on your academic achievements, extra‑curricular activities, and personal interests. This is your chance to neatly list everything you have accomplished throughout your high school career. Click here to see a sample college résumé.


Will You Be a High School Senior in September?

Need ideas for majors that match your interests? Need help developing a list of schools to apply to? Have questions about the college admissions and financial aid processes? The Center for College Planning provides New Hampshire high school seniors and their families with expert advice about the college planning process free of charge. Make the most of your summer and spend an hour with one of our college counselors to get a jumpstart on your college planning! Call 888.7.GRADUATE, X119 or email us to schedule your free appointment today!


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!

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