Higher Education Partners

Please find below links to our partners, who can provide valuable information and resources on attending college or university in New Hampshire.

Campus Compact for New Hampshire (CCNH)

Non-profit consortium of NH public and private institutions of higher education committed to civic purposes of higher education.

2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 302
Concord, NH 03301
Telephone: (603) 223-2302

College Board (CB)

Non-profit educational association committed to preparing, inspiring and connecting all students to college – where students register for the SAT or the CSS.

New England Regional Office
470 Totten Pond Road
Waltham, MA 02451-1982
(866) 392-4089

Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH)

Non-profit two-year public system.

26 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301-7407
(603) 271-2722

Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

Private, nonprofit national advocate and institutional voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation activity in the U.S.

One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036-1135
(202) 955-6126

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Non-profit, non-partisan interstate compact created in 1965 to improve public education by facilitating the exchange of information, ideas and experiences among state policymakers and education leaders.

700 Broadway #1200
Denver, CO 80203-3460
(303) 299-3600


Project on Student Loan Debt provides an update on Income-Based Repayment (IBR) for federal student loans and easy calculator to determine if IBR will lower your monthly payment.

Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System

Consumer information to support students in choosing a college.

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS)

Private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve strategic decision making in higher education for states and institutions in the U.S. and abroad.

3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 150
Boulder, CO 80301-2251
(303) 497-0301

National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

SARA is an agreement among member states, districts and territories that establishes comparable national standards for interstate offering of postsecondary distance learning.

3005 Center Green Drive
Suite 130
Boulder, Colorado 80301
(720) 680-1600

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

Non-profit New England accrediting association.

1115 Westford Street
Third Floor
Lowell, MA  01851
(781) 425-7700

New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE)

Non-profit New England organization charged to increase educational opportunities and services for New England residents.

Tuition Break - a discount on out-of-state tuition at state colleges and universities in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont for hundreds of degree programs not offered by New Hampshire's public institutions.

45 Temple Place
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 357-9620

NH Charitable Foundation (NHCF)

Private, nonprofit organization assisting NH residents with educational expenses. General guide to scholarships/financial aid distributed by the Foundation. If someone requests information on how to set up a scholarship, also refer to this number.

37 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-4005

NH College & University Council (NHCUC)

Non-profit consortium of NH public and private institutions of higher education. (Also, The New Hampshire Forum on the Future).

2 Pillsbury Street, Suite 302
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 225-4199

NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) Network Organizations

The NHHEAF Network Organizations are the largest source for college funding within New Hampshire and have an over 40-year history of helping families plan for and fund higher education. The Organizations are comprised of four independent, nonprofit organizations: the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) guarantees student loans; the NH Higher Education Loan Corporation (NHHELCO) lends and holds student loans Granite State Management & Resources (GSM&R) services loans; and the NHHEAF Network Educational Foundation (NNEF) is the Organizations' charitable foundation.

Students are encouraged to visit the NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) Network Center for College Planning, dedicated to providing students and families with valuable information about the college planning process - from savings options and college admissions requirements to applying for financial aid and scholarships. The Center serves all student populations: traditional, continuing education, graduate and adult learner, offering college planning materials and coordinating speakers for schools, businesses and community organizations free of charge. Individual college and financial aid counseling is provided in their Concord office with the goal of promoting higher education as the means to achieving personal, career and life goals.

3 Barrell Court
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 227-5444

NH Transfer

Provides information for students in NH on the many options in working toward a two-year or four-year degree, including easily transferring credits from one college to another.

NH Treasury

Through the Treasury, NH offers a 529 College Tuition Savings Plan – refer to Fidelity Investments at 1-800-544-1722.

25 Capitol Street, Room 121
Concord, NH 03301-6312
(603) 271-2621

Scholarships for Orphans of Veterans

This program, first established by the Legislature in 1943, provides $2,500 scholarships to children of New Hampshire service members who died on active duty or of service-connected disabilities to attend New Hampshire public colleges and universities.

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

Non-profit nationwide association of chief executive officers serving statewide coordinating boards and governing boards of postsecondary education.

3035 Center Green Drive, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301-2251
(303) 541-1600

University System of New Hampshire

The University System of New Hampshire is the largest provider of postsecondary education in the Granite State. With approximately 32,000 enrolled students annually and more than 90,000 alumni living in state, the institutions of the University System - the University of New Hampshire - Durham, the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and Granite State College - have a direct impact on hundreds of thousands of New Hampshire citizens every year.

5 Chenell Drive, Suite 301
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 862-1800

U.S. Department of Education

FAFSA - Federal Student Aid

Student Loans - repayment plans, forgiveness, cancellation, discharge