There are lots of ways to cover the cost of college. We’ll walk you through your options and help you make a plan. Let’s take it one step at a time.
I need to understand financial aid
The financial aid process can feel overwhelming. There are so many types of aid, deadlines, and forms to fill out. But understanding the process is your best shot at getting the aid you need to make college more affordable. We’ll show you how it all works, and how to make the most of the aid you qualify for.
I need to file my FAFSA
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is your key to getting financial aid from the federal government as well as from colleges. It can also help you get scholarship money. Filling out the FAFSA can be a pain, but it’s not as hard as it sounds. And by the way, did you know that starting with the 2023-’24 school year, New Hampshire high school graduates will need to complete the FAFSA (or opt out via a waiver form) to get their diploma? You’re in good company! Let’s figure it out together.
I want to learn about funding options
Paying for college is like a puzzle made up of lots of pieces. Federal student aid, scholarships, grants, loans, work-study programs, and savings are some of the ways you might cover the cost. Learn about your options for making college more affordable.
I want to estimate the cost
Wondering what the price tag will be? Our College Financing Tool can help you estimate what college will cost for you, and how much you may need to pay.
I'm ready to search for scholarships
Scholarships are basically free money. And there are literally millions of scholarships available! Get ready to search for scholarships that you qualify for.
I want to calculate my loan amount
Use our Loan Calculator to get the big picture view of your loan costs. You can quickly and easily estimate how much money you’ll need to pay per month, for how long, and what your total cost will be.
I need to apply for a private loan
You should always consider your federal student loan options before pursuing private student loans. Once you have your financial aid package and scholarships in place, you may need a private student loan to cover the rest. There are many private student loan options available to you. Granite Edvance offers private student loans, with special rates for NH students. Applying for a loan is quick and free. Find out more.
Your college savings are a piece of the puzzle
Visit Start Saving to brush up on ways to save for college. And learn how your savings will affect how much financial aid you’ll qualify for.