August 2019

High School Seniors ‑ We Want to Meet You!

Your senior year of high school is about to begin! As you are planning for college, the Center for College Planning (CCP) is here to help! Visit our website for important college admissions and financial aid information and check our event calendar on the homepage to see when we will be presenting at your high school.

Meeting with one of our college counselors to begin mapping out your specific college admissions and financial aid timelines will help you create a solid plan as the new academic year begins. We can help you identify colleges you may be interested in, review the admissions process, and talk about applying for financial aid. Call us at 888.747.2382, ext. 119 to schedule a free 60‑minute appointment at our Concord campus today!


Start your Common Application Today!

The Common Application (also known as the Common App) is an online application accepted by more than 810 colleges and universities worldwide. Using this application allows those applying to college to complete only one online application, yet have the ability to electronically send this one application to any participating college. The Common App eliminates completing multiple applications, while allowing users to manage application deadlines and track the status of submitting an application.

If you are not sure a college or university you are applying to accepts the Common App, visit the “Explore Colleges” section of their website where you can determine if a particular college or university accepts this application.

Did you know the Common App essay prompts for this academic year are already available? Get a jumpstart on your application process by taking a moment to familiarize yourself with this year's essay prompts and click here to read helpful tips for writing your college essay.

We also suggest you follow the Common App on Facebook and/or Twitter for helpful tips as you navigate applying to college.



If you will be a high school junior this year, please mark your calendar now to join us Saturday, March 28, 2020 for our 21st annual Destination CollegeSM event to be held at Saint Anselm College, our host campus.

This signature event is designed to help high school juniors and their families prepare for entry into college. Attendees are able to participate in a variety of college planning workshops, listen to a student keynote speaker, and attend a college fair.

Registration for this must‑attend event will open in January 2020, and our website will be updated at that time with the 2020 event details!


Heading to College Soon?

Colleges usually advise students to budget $600 per semester for their books, so plan now to set aside money for purchasing your textbooks. There are many ways to purchase your textbooks, so take a moment to learn more about hard copy versus e‑books, as well as some helpful tips on how to find books for your classes without breaking the bank.


Lots of people have student loans: more than 45 million people. They collectively owe about $1.6 trillion. That is, of course, a lot of debt ‑ but amid all the national debate right now about what to do about it, it's important to remember that not all debt is created equal, and some borrowers are struggling more than others.

As you make your plans to head off to college, take a moment to read this recent article from NPR. Our college counselors are here to discuss financing options with you, and can help you identify possible strategies to keep your student loan debt in check. Call us today at 888.747.2382, ext. 119 to set up an appointment!

Scholarship Alert Logo

The OppU Achievers Scholarship celebrates students who transform opportunity into results. It rewards achievement in its many forms and honors those who create opportunity for both themselves and others.

Founded in 2016, the scholarship provides $2,500 for current or future education costs. Annually, the OppU Achievers Scholarship awards a total of $10,000 (four $2,500 awards each year) to students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. The next deadline to submit an application is September 30th, so apply today!


And Another Scholarship Alert! EDvestinU® Quarterly Scholarship Giveaway

Each quarter, our sister organization New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO), awards three (3) $1,500 scholarships to randomly selected entrants that are or will be attending any Title IV eligible college or university.

There's no essay, no GPA requirement, and no lengthy application! High school seniors enrolling in an eligible postsecondary institution in the fall and current college students are encouraged to apply. Good luck!.


For the latest college admissions and financial aid information, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and check out the NHHEAF Channel on YouTube! And catch up on reading our recent Varsity Letter issues here.