In 2009, President Obama encouraged every American to complete some education beyond high school. He also challenged state college and university leaders to put affordability front and center with a goal that by the end of the next decade, America will have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world “because there are few things as fundamental to the American dream or as essential for America’s success as a good education”. Therefore, the purpose of the Federal College Access Challenge Grant Program (CACGP) is to foster partnerships among federal, state, and local governments and philanthropic organizations through matching challenge grants that are aimed at increasing the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.
As the State’s primary source for college planning and financial aid counseling, The NHHEAF Network Organizations’ Center for College Planning was among the institutions awarded a CACGP sub-grant from the NH Department of Education on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education.
The goal of the I am College Bound site is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The site especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school. To inform, engage and grow public awareness about financial aid programs, students are incentivized to contribute ideas and to share content with friends and peers within their networks.
What began in 1962 as a small agency committed to increasing access to funding sources for students, NH Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) has evolved into New Hampshire’s source of knowledge for everything college; providing ongoing planning support and the financial resources to help students attain a college education. As the cost of obtaining a higher education continues to grow, NHHEAF plays an increasingly important role in helping New Hampshire students apply for financial aid in order to pay for college. The outreach and charitable giving programs the organization administers have touched tens of thousands of New Hampshire students and have helped them to pursue their education aspirations. To learn more visit www.nhheaf.org. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll-free at 888.7.GRADUATE x119
Note: The contents of this website were developed under a sub-grant from the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education Grant No.P378A100050, CFDA#84.378A, and administered by the NH Department of Education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of either the U.S. Department of Education or the NH Department of Education and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government or the State of New Hampshire.