The NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning is committed to delivering K-12 college planning and funding programs at no charge to New Hampshire's schools, community organizations and nonprofit agencies. Many of our presentations are offered online, but we recognize that many students and parents prefer the dynamic of a live presentation hosted locally. Whenever reasonable, our presentation handouts and slides will be digitized and posted online for families to download. In the web-accessible PDF, all of the hyperlinks are active and link directly to related resources. PDFs are viewed with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software.
K-8 Early Awareness Presentations
Early College Planning for Parents Presentation for Parents of K-8 Students
It is never too early to begin preparing (academically or financially) for a college education. Parents will get a head start by attending this evening program which provides them with the college planning and savings basics necessary to support their children's goals for education beyond high school.
9th 12th Admission-Related Presentations
Life. Bring It. - Career Program for 9th & 10th Graders
Ideal for freshman and sophomore students, this engaging career workshop encourages students to begin thinking about their future professional goals. In addition to using Dr. John Holland's personality theory to identify possible types of work, students will explore how their skills and interests can be developed and lead to a meaningful personal and work life.
Know the Score: Info About Taking the SAT/ACT for 10th & 11th Graders
This 90-minute classroom program designed for juniors preparing to take the SAT for the first time. The program offers an overview of the test and its place in the admissions process, a comparison of the SAT and ACT tests, a breakdown of each section of the SAT, scoring information, tips for preparing, and resources available to students for practice.
Learning Differences? Navigate the College Process Presentation for 11th & 12th Graders and Parents
This presentation provides students and/or parents with information about how to apply for and access disabilities accommodations and services at the college level.
College Overview Presentation for 11th Graders and Parents
College Overview Presentation for 12th Graders and Parents
Selecting colleges and applying for admission can be overwhelming. There are applications to be completed, deadlines to meet, essays to write and policies to understand. This session is intended to educate the student and family about the college admission process. Topics include: narrowing your list, questions to ask on a college tour, college essay pointers, the application timeline, and the basics of financial aid.
College Fair handout
Admissions/Financial Aid Deadline for NH Schools handout
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The Write Stuff for 11th & 12th Graders
In this presentation, students learn tips and strategies for developing the written portion of the application focusing on the essay, creating a college resume, and letters of recommendation.
9th 12th College Costs &
Financial Aid-Related Presentations
College Costs & Funding Preview Presentation for Parents of 9th, 10th and 11th Graders
This session provides attendees with an overview of college savings options and college costs and also previews financial aid.
Financial Aid Night Presentation for 12th Graders and Parents
In collaboration with the NH Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NHASFAA) Speaker's Bureau, this evening presentation helps families navigate through the financial aid process. Topics include: how to apply for aid and the types of aid available. Funding options, scholarship searches, and the importance of deadlines are also discussed.
Understanding the Award Letter Presentation for 12th Graders & Parents
This evening program helps families understand and evaluate financial aid packages. We discuss such issues as reporting outside scholarships, financing options, avoiding scholarship scams, and writing special circumstance letters.