General Sites

Granite Edvance (formerly The NHHEAF Network) We’re a New Hampshire-based education non-profit serving NH students and families. Our support services are free. Please register and use this wonderful, free resource provided by Granite Edvance.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page " This page provides a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid." Links to other scholarship searches as well as a lot of specific information. Check out the page to see if any items may be of interest to you. This web site has excellent information on "How to Avoid Becoming a Victim of a Scholarship Scam," "Warning Signs of a Scholarship Scam", "Common Scholarship Scams", and "Evaluating Scholarship Matching Services." Good, informative reading.

The most important financial aid component is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application determines your qualification for student loans, grants and work-study. It can be filled out beginning in January of the student's senior year. If you are curious about what financial aid you will qualify for, check out the Federal Student Aid Estimator. The US Government's Federal Student Aid Site includes the excellent and informative booklet, Funding Your Education. Merit aid is awarded to students with a broad range of GPAs. There are merit aid scholarships for students based on their interests, their intended majors, leadership, and community service. The following is a FREE comprehensive web site that matches students with merit-based scholarships from colleges. It is available to students, counselors and parents.

Student Lending Analytics is a website that explains college funding options. If you are looking for a loan to help with college costs, they have a chart which shows rates for many lending institutions. They also have a blog which highlights news and trends in financial aid and financing college.

Regional Programs

NHASFAA (New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators). This site contains the informative booklet put out by the State entitled, The NH Road to Higher Education (an excellent source of information !!!!). It also links to a site giving information for all NH colleges regarding the financial aid forms each requires, numbers, e-mail addresses of college financial aid officers, and financial aid deadlines. Scholarship and loan information, as well as when and where financial aid nights will be held is also available here.

Granite Edvance: NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation. Do check out this site. It contains valuable information for New Hampshire students.

New England Board of Higher Education If the intended major of a student is not offered by a public college or university in New Hampshire, he/she may be able to receive reduced tuition at a state/public college or university in Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Maine which offers that major. This site includes a description of the RSP program; information about how to apply; a listing of participating institutions and the degree programs (Associate, Bachelor, and Graduate) available to NH residents; and the tuition savings.

Good Neighbor Program: Northern Vermont University participates in two programs that offer a reduced tuition rate to eligible out-of-state students: the Good Neighbor Award and the Regional /NEBHE Award. Students eligible for either award save $6,500 on the out-of-state tuition rate. This award can also be combined with merit scholarships for students who demonstrate high academic achievement. Students can only receive one of these regional awards. If a student is approved for an in-state tuition for any reason, they would no longer be NEBHE/Good Neighbor Award eligible.


Granite Advance Features information about the Federal Family Education Loan Program, free services through Granite Edvance Resource Center and information about alternative financing.

Sallie Mae: Student Loan Market Another of the nation's largest financial services companies. Helpful information about planing, calculating expenses/costs, what to look for and where to find lenders, a tutorial to help students with money management when they leave for college.