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Division of Educator Support and Higher Education


Michael Seidel
Division Director
603-271-0256
Michael.Seidel@doe.nh.gov

News Release

Higher Education Commission

College and University Regulation - (Londergan Hall, Room 107)
Contact: Patti Edes, Program Specialist IV, 603-271-0257, Patricia.Edes@doe.nh.gov

  • 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, Shireen.Meskoob@doe.nh.gov or Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or Jeffrey.Newman@doe.nh.gov

  • 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, ClosedSchoolTranscripts@doe.nh.gov

  • 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: Jeffrey S. Newman, Administrator, at 603-271-8508 or Jeffrey.Newman@doe.nh.gov

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

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

  • 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