April 2018

Admitted Student Days

Seniors, If you received an acceptance letter from a college or university that you applied to and filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will also receive a financial aid award letter. Having trouble with the decision? Visit your top choice campuses again, or better yet, take advantage of Admitted Student Days where you can meet other high school seniors that have been accepted to the school and get a sense for what the campus is all about! Click to view a sample Admitted Student Day schedule at Keene State College, University of New England, and Northern Vermont University.

Remember, for most four-year institutions, National Candidate Reply Date is May 1st. This means you will have compared your options, decided what school to attend in the Fall and sent an enrollment deposit to that school by May 1st. Keep in mind, that if you plan to live on campus, there may be an additional housing deposit.


Practice Makes Perfect!

NH High School Juniors! The CollegeBoard and Khan Academy have teamed up to revolutionize the way millions of students get ready for the SAT. Get free world-class test practice with your own personalized study plan and see improvement in as little as 15 minutes per day. Linking your accounts will further personalize your practice: the practice recommendations provided by Khan Academy will be based on your SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10 and/or PSAT 8/9 results. To link your CollegeBoard and Khan Academy accounts:

  • Step 1: Log in to or create your Khan Academy account at satpractice.org.
  • Step 2: When prompted, agree to link your Khan Academy and CollegeBoard accounts.
  • Step 3: Sign in or create your College Board Account and hit “Send” to send your scores.

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Planning to Enroll in a Four‑Year Program?

Students who are planning to enroll in a four-year degree program are eligible to apply for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's (NHCF) Statewide Student Aid Scholarship Program. Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic merit and other non-academic factors such as community service, school activities and work experience. These scholarships are competitive. Typically, one award is made for every five applications received. Each year, approximately $3 million is disbursed with each award ranging from $250 to $7,500. The average award is $4,600.

Applications are due Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5 p.m. ‑ Apply Now!

Considering a Certificate Program or Two‑Year Degree? There Are Scholarships Available for You!

Also available through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is the Career Aid for Technical Students (CATs) Scholarship. Academic excellence is not a factor in selecting candidates for these awards; however, students are expected to demonstrate reasonable achievement and a commitment to their chosen field of study. Awards will range from $100 to $3,500 depending on financial need. For more information about how to apply for this NHCF scholarship, click here.

Applications are due Friday, June 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.


Juniors ‑ Sign Up for A College Summer Boot Camp Today!

Our Summer Boot Camp workshops help soon to be rising high school seniors embark upon the college admissions process in a relaxed, small group setting with the support of our college counselors. Make the most of your summer and get a jumpstart on your college applications by signing up today for our Admissions Workshop or our College Essay Workshop ‑ or both! All workshops are held at our Concord campus. To register, please call us at 888.747.2382, x119. The cost is $25.00 per workshop.

Looking for something a little closer to home? Ask your school counseling office if they are hosting a boot camp or college prep workshop at your high school this summer!


“I Am College Bound” Promo of the Month

Enter the “I Am College Bound” promo contest to be entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card if you answer our quiz question about college admissions or financial aid correctly!

The “I Am College Bound” campaign provides New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning (CCP) 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.


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