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Division of Educator Support and Higher Education

Michael Seidel
Division Director

News Release

Higher Education Commission

College and University Regulation - (Londergan Hall, Room 107)
Contact: Patti Edes, Program Specialist IV, 603-271-0257,

  • Regulates colleges and universities that have a physical presence in NH. The colleges and universities are private, profit and non-profit.

Career School Licensing - (Londergan Hall)
Contact: Shireen Meskoob, Program Specialist I, 603-271-6443, or Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or

  • Regulates and licenses private, postsecondary career schools, including schools, businesses, and other educational entities that provide education or training that enhances a person’s occupational skills. Examples include, but are not limited to, areas of training listed in the career school directory. Acrobat Reader

Closed School Transcripts - (Londergan Hall, Room 108)
Contact: Patricia Moquin, Program Assistant II, 603-271-0289,

  • Provides transcripts to students who attended NH schools (colleges/universities/career schools) that are no longer in operation.

Financial Aid - (Londergan Hall, Room 108)
Contact: Patricia Moquin, Program Assistant II, 603-271-0289,

  • Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans
  • For information regarding other financial aid, please call Center for College Planning at 1-888-747-2382, Ext. 119

Research/Studies - (Londergan Hall, Room 105) Please note this document was revised on 1/27/17 to include updated USNH undergraduate NH resident student Pell grant percentages - Status of Higher Education in New Hampshire report Acrobat Reader
Contact: Jan Fiderio, Program Specialist III, 603-271-2695,

  • Lead postsecondary-related research and studies and collaborate with staff and other agencies to provide postsecondary data and trend information.
  • Provide support for New Hampshire Title IV eligible postsecondary institutions as the New Hampshire Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Coordinator. Serve as the official liaison to the U.S. Department of Education for related inquiries, correspondence, and compliance.
  • Manage the New Hampshire National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) complaint process and ensure all complaints of NC-SARA members are resolved fully.

Veterans Education Services - (Londergan Hall)
Contact: RuthAnn Campbell, Program Assistant II, 603-271-7861, or Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or

  • Regulates/approves programs for eligible veterans and beneficiaries utilizing their GI Bill benefits. Includes approvals of:
    • College and University Programs
    • Career School Programs
    • Flight Training Programs
    • High School Diploma Programs
    • Correspondence School Programs
    • Apprenticeships and On-The-Job Training Programs
    • Medical Residency and Fellowship Programs
    • National Tests for College Credit and Admissions
    • Tests required for Licensing and/or Certification

Complaint Resolution

New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street | Concord, NH | 03301-3494
Telephone: (603) 271-3494 | TDD Access: Relay NH 711