Financial Aid

NHHEAF FAFSA Appointments for any FAFSA information 

in Concord, NH through March 7th... after that just call for info.

CALL THEM: (800) 525-2577


UNH New Granite Guarantee - FREE TUITION INFO


Only ONE FAFSA is filed but BOTH Parent and Student need a FSA ID

QUICK HELP?  https://fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm


When it comes to paying for school, you're not alone.

Grants, work-study, and low-interest loans help make college affordable.

Financial aid is available from a variety of sources for college, career school, 

graduate school, and professional school.

From: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types

Types of Financial Aid

 
                                                              Let’s break it down…. What does it all mean?

Overview of Financial Aid & FAFSA


Don’t fall for thesemyths about federal student aid and the application process!


What’s an EFC, COA, Net Price Calculator, 

award letter, ETC??

FinancialAid Glossary: Learn the Lingo


Financial Aid Roadmap


Your Award Letter Explained


Remember… Financial Need = The difference between the cost of attendance (COA) at a school and

your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). While COA varies from school to school, your EFC does not change

based on the school you attend.


Colleges are required to provide a Net Price Calculator.

Find yours by going to the college website and calculate the true cost of attendance (COA).

Using the FAFSA4caster  (see below) and the calculator together can give you

an idea of what your bottom line numbers will look like.

Once you file the FAFSA and receive your award letters, you can start to make your

best financial decisions.

Visit New Hampshire Higher EducationAssistance Foundation (NHHEAF) for more resources! 


IS your school ACCREDITED? See here....


The FAFSA

Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password,

to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your 

identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. 

The FSA ID is your electronic passport to federal student aid online.

The 2017/2018 FAFSA opens on October 1, 2017 and will use your 2015 tax information ("prior prior year").

You can create your user name and password  NOW before 10/1/16.

If you’re ready, create an FSA ID now.

You must use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to apply for aid once you’ve decided

to apply for admission and attend college.

If you’re not ready to apply for federal student aid, but you’d like to estimate your aid, try the FAFSA4caster.

FAFSA4caster is a free financial aid calculator that gives you an early estimate of

your eligibility for federal student aid.

This information helps families plan ahead for college. Go ahead! Try it.

From: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid


FAFSA needs to be renewed every year so SAVE your ID somewhere.

Also, FAFSA has a twitter account.  @FAFSA


FAFSA HOW-TO VIDEOS

Hoe to Create a FSA ID


How to Fill Out the FAFSA


There are several ways to file:

Online at fafsa.gov is faster and easier than using paper.

If you need a paper FAFSA, you can

download a PDF FAFSA or

ordera paper FAFSA.

Ask the financial aid office at your college or career school if you can file it there.

Some schools will use special software to submit your FAFSA for you.               

Need some tips on filling out theFAFSA?

What happens after I fill out the FAFSA???  NEXT STEPS can be viewedhere.


Who fills out the FAFSA?

Divorced parents/Guardians and more


Loans & Repayment Options

Federal student loans for college or career school are an investment in your future.

You must repay your loan, so be sure you understand your options and responsibilities.

Types of loans and what they mean.

Here’s your guide to repaying your federal student loans.

Find the right repayment plan for you, learn how to make payments, get help if you can’t afford your payments, 

and see what circumstances might result in a loan being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans

The Repayment Estimator on the above page can help you figure

out which repayment plan is best for you



CSS Profile for Early Action (Financial Aid Info and application):

CSS PROFILE LIST


Go to the avove link to see if a school requires the CSS Profile® and then visit the school’s

financial aid website for the actual date the form is required.  (Page 2 of this .pdf features helpful tips and where to get filing assistance!).



ONLINE COLLEGE? Check here for Financial Aid opportunities.