New Hampshire college-bound students and parents should start their college planning with the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF), the umbrella agency for Granite State Management and Resources and the New Hampshire Higher Education Lending Corporation.
This state-sanctioned agency is a triumvirate of student loan lending and college planning and, as a whole, has been making college a priority for state citizens for years.
The NHHEAF provides students and parents with all the information necessary to make college a reality:
The NHHEAF also currently offers the LEAF Consolidation Loan, a private debt management product designed to consolidate any private loans you may have had in the past through their lenders. A service like this can be instrumental in helping to reverse a student’s financial crisis.
For further details on the products and services offered by NHHEAF, view the website.
The NHHEAF offers you direct access to the federal loan program, which should always be your first line of strategy when it comes time to apply for tuition money.
To be considered for federal aid you must complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is the loan application that goes to the federal government. Some loans are based on financial need, while others are not.
Here are the types of federal loans:
Find out more about the different federal loan programs.
Alternative or private student loans are difficult to find when the financial markets are turbulent. So stay abreast of lenders programs. But private loans should only be used as a final resort, once you’ve been awarded the maximum federal loan allowance and applied for any free money with state grants and scholarships.
The NHHEAF currently offers the LEAF Consolidation Loan, a private debt management product designed to consolidate any private loans you may have had in the past through their lenders.
For further details on the products and services offered by NHHEAF, visit the website.