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  • SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESOURCES FOR HISPANIC AND LATINX STUDENTS 

    Hispanic and Latinx students looking for a college education should keep an sharp eye out for scholarships and resources that can make a difference.  Find some of today's best financial , education, and advocacy resources for Hispanics and Latinxs in 2021.  

    Paying for college is a tough task, especially if you’re doing it alone. The good news is, there are a number of financial aid options available to help, including scholarships and grants. These forms of financial assistance may be the best for college students because they don’t requirement payment. And who doesn’t want a little free money to cover tuition, fees, and books?

    When it comes to scholarships, you may find big national scholarships as you search. Or 5-figure grants that private companies make available to just about everyone taking a college class. These opportunities are fantastic, but they’re also competitive due to the number of people who apply. Instead, more and more college students are looking for narrower scholarships, meaning those created for people just like them. For you, this could be a scholarship for aspiring doctors or nurses, or for Hispanic or Latinx students.

    For additional information such as indiviual scholarships available, application process, eligibility, etc..... PLEASE CLICK HERE!! 


    FREE FAFSA

    The NHHEAF Center for College Planning is offering FREE File-a-FAFSA assistance at its College Planning Library in Concord, NH.  Please see the attached flyer for dates/times that are available to you.  If you need assistance in filing the FAFSA, please call to set up an appointment at the number listed on the flyer.  In the recent past, NHHEAF has hosted these events at the high schools, however, this year they will only be offering these appointments at their center.  It is a very helpful event and virtually stress free!

    Please call NHHEAF at 888-7-GRADUATE, ext. 119 if you have any questions

    http://www.nhheaf.org/pdfs/handouts/FAFSAflyer.pdf


     AFFORDABLE COLLEGES HELPING WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS

    Scholarship, Programs and Organizations Helping Women Bridge the STEM Gender Gap

    Affordable Colleges Online has a resource  guide for women interested in STEM careers.   

    If you are interested in additional information, please visit their very informative site by using the link below:

    http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/women-in-stem

     

     


    The College Process in the Midst of a Pandemic

    How to Find Online Programs Accepting Transfer Credits

    www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/transfer-to-online-college/ 

    The following web-site is helpful to determine how courses at the colleges in New Hampshire transfer to other in-state schools.  www.nhtransfer.org  

     HELPFUL WEBSITES AND RESOURCES
     
    The College Board
    Registration for CSS Profile: General college and Financial Aid/scholarship information.
     
    SAT/SAT Subject Test
    CollegeBoard Testing registrationsite and college information
     
    ACT
    American College Testing registration site and college information.
     
    National Association of College Admission Counseling
    Information on college admissions policies.  General college and Financial Aid/scholarship information.
     
    FAFSA INFORMATION
    Federal Financial Aid form and information and application
    www.fafsa.ed.gov
     
    New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation
    Information on colleges and how to fund your education 
     
    FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION AND SCHOLARSHIP
     
    COMMON APPLICATION
     
    NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM
    Information on Regional Programs/Tuition breaks for programs no offered at NH puplic colleges
     
    COLLEGE SEARCH INFORMATION 

    COLLEGE GUIDE FOR STUDENTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS 
    The new College Guide for Student with Visual Impairments featured on BestColleges.com
    For more information please visit:  
     
    HELPFUL TIPS WHEN VISITING A COLLEGE
     
    The Questions listed below offer some suggestions for issues to consider during your visit.

    Physical facilities
     A. Geographical location
     B. Proximity to other colleges or attractive cultural opportunities
     C. Size of the school
     D. Size of the freshman class
     E. Residence halls
        1 Location of classes and dining room to residence halls
        2. Are they coed? If so, how are they organized(by floor,by suite,by room)?
        3. Are there special residence hails available(single sex,quiet floors,etc.)?
        4. Are there enforced quiet hours? What are the other rules?
        5. Where do freshmen tend to live? Are they grouped together within residence halls or 
    are they randomly distributed?

        6. Are there sufficient rooms for all interested students throughout the four years? 

        7. Are most rooms singles, doubles, triples, or suites?

        8. Is there a variety of food plans available?

        9. Do most students stay on campus on the weekends?

    F. Admissions

        1. Do you recalculate GPA? If so, how?

        2. Do you require standardized tests?

        3. What are the average GPA and SAT scores used for admissions?

        4. Do you give credit for college courses taken in high school? Are there any limitations?

        5. What are your acceptance rates?    

    G. Academics

    A. How is the school calendar organized? (semester, trimester, 4-1-4)
        1. Are summer programs available or required?
        2. Is there a special winter or January program?
        3. How many courses do students usually take during each term?

    B. Alternative study programs
        1. Are there exchange programs with other colleges for a term or for a year?
        2. Are foreign study programs available?
        3. Is Pass-Fail a grading option?

    C. Academic policies (These are usually found in the school catalog)
        1. How many courses are needed to graduate?
        2. How soon does a student have to declare a major7
        3. Are there distribution requirements in different subject areas?
        4. Are then any interdisciplinary majors available?
        5. What unusual undergraduate majors are available?
        6. Am I eligible for the honors program?
    D. Academic issues
        1. What are class sizes? (Don't use averages.) What differences exist between introductory and advanced classes in terms of size?
        2. Are tutors available?
        3. What departments are particularly distinguished?
        4. Are large classes broken down into discussion sections? Who leads these discussion sections?
        5. Do the "academic stars" of the faculty teach undergraduates?
        6. How competitive is the department in which I am interested?
        7. Can I enter my major immediately, or do I have to wait one or two years? Am I guaranteed entrance to my major field?
    E. Attrition rate
        1. For freshmen?
        2. By the end of the senior year?
    F. Placement Office
        1. Is there an active placement service here?
        2. What is the placement percentage for students in my major?
        3. Will the Placement Office help me find an internship during school?
    G. Student Health Center
        1. Are good hospital or clinic facilities available?
        2. Is there a strong counseling service?

    Extracurricular Facilities
    A. Computers
        1. What specialized computers and software are available?
        2. Is there high-speed access to the Internet from all dorm rooms?
        3. During which hours are the on-campus computer labs open?
    B. Libraries
        1. How extensive are the hours?
        2. Do many students use the library to study7
    C. Laboratories
        1. Are there foreign language labs?
        2. Are the science labs available outside of scheduled lab time?
        3. What is the access policy to computer labs throughout campus?
    D. Athletics
        1. What are the facilities for men? for women?
        2. What opportunities exist for the non-athletic but interested student?
    E. Theater
        1. Are the programs open to non-theatre majors?
        2. Are there student directors

    Questions to ask students

    1. Why did you choose this school?

    2. Where else did you apply?

    3. What do you like about this school?

    4. What don’t you like about this school?

    5. What is the social life like here?

    6. Are the classes challenging?

    Don't forget
    A. Pick up copies of the student newspaper to get a feel for the issues on campus
    B. Arrange to eat a meal where the students normally eat.