For Immediate Release
September 23, 2019

Contact: Tori Berube
VP, College Planning & Community Engagement
(603) 227-6612, ext. 117
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Federal Financial Aid Form for College Available October 1

Concord, N.H. — October 1 marks the availability of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 academic year. The FAFSA form is required by all colleges and universities nationwide to determine a student’s eligibility for grants, loans and work-study funds from the federal government.

The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) assists New Hampshire students and families with submitting the FAFSA by offering free counseling appointments. The Organizations’ college counselors also provide assistance in understanding postsecondary financing options beyond federal and institutional aid.

"There ae many myths and misconceptions about what types of financial assistance is available to help students pay for college. We encourage all high school seniors to submit this important form, and remind current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to also file the FAFSA by a school’s preferred deadline in order to maximize all available financial aid,” states College Outreach Specialist Cameron Owen.

To request for a FAFSA filing appointment or for assistance with a FAFSA question, call 888.747.2382, ext. 119. For important FAFSA filing tips, visit the Paying for College section of NHHEAF’s website at nhheaf.org. For more information about the FAFSA, visit fafsa.gov.

Since 1962, the NHHEAF Network Organizations have helped New Hampshire families plan and pay for higher education. The Organizations’ Center for College Planning (CCP) provides NH students and families with college planning information. Free materials, programs, and services help the state’s residents to understand the college admissions process, apply for financial aid and scholarships, and explore possible financing options. For more information about the Organizations, please visit nhheafnetwork.org.