IDA opens the door to an education

Do you dream of going to college, completing professional training or learning a trade?

An Individual Development Account (IDA) can help.

By matching every dollar you save toward your education (up to $500) with an additional $8, the New Hampshire IDA Program puts your dream within reach.

You can use your IDA savings, plus the match money you earn, to pay for tuition and fees at an approved school or program.

You do not have to be enrolled in a degree or certificate program to be eligible.

An education IDA can help you:

  • Cover some or all of the costs of attending school
  • Fill the gap between the cost of your education and what is available to you through financial aid or scholarships
  • Pay for classes if you won’t have federal financial aid
  • Reduce your student loans

IDA funds cannot be used to make payments on existing student loans.

Are you ready to invest in your education?

Contact an IDA Community Partner in your area today and start saving for your future!

Community Partners: Education IDAs

Concord Area
NH Catholic Charities
228-1108

Coos County

Family Resource Center at Gorham
466-9014

Franklin/Hill area
Casey Family Services
224-8909

Keene area
NH Catholic Charities
357-3093, ext. 13

Laconia area
NH Catholic Charities
528-3035, ext. 14

Lebanon area
NH Catholic Charities
448-5151

Manchester area
NH Catholic Charities
624-4717, ext. 12

Nashua area
Nashua Pastoral Care Center
886-2866

Peterborough area
The River Center
924-6800
information@rivercenter.us

Rochester area
NH Catholic Charities
332-7701

Salem
NH Catholic Charities
893-1971

Seacoast area

Great Bay Community College
(for Great Bay Community College students only)
427-7631

Rockingham Community Action
431-2911

Seacoast Family Promise
658-8448

Seacoast Mental Health Center
(for Seacoast Mental Health Clients only)
431-6703

Statewide

Section 8 participants
New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority – GOAL Program
310-9404

If you do not see a Community Partner in your area, contact the Community Loan Fund for further assistance.