Young Adults – Learning

Learning and working in NH

Building the foundation for a career with meaningful job experience is an important task as a young adult. These resources can assist you with developing a plan that fits your innate talents, budget and personal circumstances.

Community College System of NH – Whether you are looking to get a 2-year degree or business training, the Community College System of NH has a little something for everyone with affordable tuition, certificate programs, apprentice opportunities and other pathways to launch your career.

The New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation Network – Find help and resources planning and paying for college. Attend one of their many workshops to understand how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and ways to pay for your education.

NH Department of Education – Visit the Pathways to Education page to explore a variety of resources for career development, higher education, career and technical education, vocational rehabilitation and more.

Loan Forgiveness Resources – Many young adults face high monthly payments for their student loan debt. Find out if you are eligible to have your student loans forgiven.

FedLoan Servicing – Explore resources and services to help you repay your student loans successfully.

Stay, Work, Play NH – Resources for exploring careers and educational opportunities.

Military Resources

Join the Military – Learn how you can enter the United States military as an officer or enlisted member. 

United States Navy – Receive help to pay for the cost of school through a variety of educational assistance options, including scholarships, financial reimbursement, salary advances, and sign-on bonuses. Also receive reliable insurance, retirement coverage, and education opportunities.

Navy Reserve – Receive educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, and the Montgomery GI Bill. 

United States Army – Receive comprehensive healthcare, housing, cash allowances to cover the cost of living, money for education, family services, and career support while you serve. The Army offers various benefits to those who want to attend college, pay off existing student loans, or pursue certifications and training.

Army Reserves –  Get help paying for college and help you pay off your loans while you serve.

Army National Guard – While serving both community and country, members earn money for school and learn job skills that translate to the civilian world.

United States Marines – Pursue your college degree while on active duty, or after you complete your service. Marines are eligible for the Marines Tuition Assistance Program which covers 100% of your  tuition and  partial funding for a Master’s degree.

Marine Reserves – Train part-time with a reserve unit near home or school, so you can continue to pursue a full-time civilian career or an education.

United States Airforce – The Air force will help you discover your skills, earn a degree, learn to lead and take your career with the Air Force to the highest level.

Air Force Reserves –  Receive tuition assistance, on-the-job training, and student loan repayment assistance while serving.

Air National Guard – Learn valuable technical skills to fuel your personal and professional growth while serving close to home. You could be eligible for military benefits such as VA home loan eligibility, low-cost health insurance plans, and a retirement plan. 

Coast Guard – Receive financial assistance to help pay for college or vocational technical training through the GI Bill. You will also be eligible for comprehensive health insurance while on active duty.

Coast Guard Reserves – Receive training in diverse fields such as computer processing, mechanics or communications and financial assistance for college or technical training. Reservists are also eligible for low-cost health insurance.

College isn’t the only pathway to launch your career.

You might be wondering…how do you become a professional or skilled in a trade when the cost of education is like it is in NH? What other pathways exist to develop a career? Explore these resources to prepare and explore satisfying and sustainable careers.

ApprenticeshipNH – Registered apprenticeship is a way for everyone to access affordable education and the opportunity to earn while you learn. That means that if you’re looking for a new career, an apprenticeship is a great way to explore something new. It also means that if you are not currently working (but want to be) or have limited education or experience, an apprenticeship is your chance to get the skills you need to land a new job or that supervisor position you’ve been thinking about. Find help finding a registered apprenticeship program in NH that meets your career interests in a variety of fields such as: advanced manufacturing, healthcare, construction & infrastructure, hospitality, biomedical tech, business & finance, automotive tech and IT.

WorkReadyNH – If you are looking for an edge, and want to build skills, confidence and your career, WorkReadyNH is a practical, tuition-free program designed to meet the needs of job seekers and career builders by providing training in specific skills that employers are looking for in their current and future employees.

NH Job Corps Center – If you are looking for an opportunity away from home with a campus life experience, then check out the NH Job Corps Center – a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young people between 16 – 24 years of age with critical skills and educational opportunities needed to establish and succeed in real careers.

NH Employment Security – If you are not sure of your skills, abilities and interests, visit NH Employment Security to explore a host of resources to help you learn about different jobs, occupations and careers.

NH Bureau of Adult Education – If you need to finish your high school degree first or bone up on basic skills because it’s been a while since you were in the classroom, check out the NH Bureau of Adult Education. They offer several options around the state to improve your basic skills in reading, writing and math, complete your adult high school diploma, improve speaking, listening, reading and writing in English, prepare and test for the NH High School Equivalency Certificate and prepare for the citizenship program.

Living, learning, and thriving in NH

State, local, non profit and community organizations have opportunities and resources to offer to support you in achieving your goals. From taking care of your physical and mental health to buying your first home, you have support. Explore these three areas for resources to help support the unique challenges facing young adults.

Resources for healthy living, lifelong learning and emotional wellbeing


Housing and budgeting resources to help you plan and achieve your short and long-term financial goals.



Education and training resources for lifelong learning.


Wellness and substance misuse prevention resources for your body, mind and soul. Connect with your community and elevate your voice.