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

Tuition Break for majors not offered at our state schools

Compare your financial aid from colleges.


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


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.


Types of Financial Aid

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

Overview of Financial Aid & FAFSA

Don’t fall for these myths 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....


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 2016 tax information.

You can create your user name and password  NOW before 10/1/17.

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.


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

Also, FAFSA has a twitter account.  @FAFSA


How to Create a FSA ID

How to Fill Out the FAFSA

If you’d like more details about the changes, you may read the fact sheets called College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017­–18 FAFSA® and 

The 2017–18 FAFSA®: Get Your Dates Straight.

There are several ways to file:

Online at 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.

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):


Go to the above 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!).

Boston University has some GREAT TIPS for filing the CSS profile and the FAFSA.

ONLINE COLLEGE? Check here for Financial Aid opportunities.