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financial aid    

Between the Pell and Vermont grant, eligible students could be missing out on an average of $5,500 of financial aid each year. Here's how we can work together to help them get the money they need for college or training.


  • FAFSA and Vermont grant applications are available October 1: Look for grant brochures and a few paper applications in September. Vermont grant applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available. www.vsac.org/grants


  • Paying for College workshops: Encourage your students and parents to attend a paying for college workshop this fall to get the latest details on college financing. Dates & locations of statewide presentations are available at www.vsac.org/schedule. Hosting an event? View our promotion tips.


  • Understanding college costs: VSAC's latest print resources help Vermont families understand college costs and financing.
    • Financial aid brochure: Introduces families to grants, scholarships, and loans, and features a senior-year timetable and tips.
    • New loan guide: Explains financial aid awards, types of education loans, what to look for when comparing loans, and tips on keeping education debt to a minimum.
    • View the full lineup, download, or order more publications.
career & college readiness

Stipends for early college & dual enrollment: Stipends for books, supplies, and travel costs are available for students who qualify. Students must indicate on the dual enrollment voucher request form that they're eligible for Free and Reduced-Price Lunch and that they'll have expenses in addition to course costs. E-mail Megan Tucker (mjt09050@ccv.vsc.edu) for details.

70% by 2025: That's the goal of Advance Vermont initiative, formed from the Lumina Foundation's Goal 2025, to ensure that all Vermonter's have the credentials of value for the job needs of today and tomorrow. Stay tuned for highlights of events and initiatives around the state that support this goal.

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PLP training resources
VSAC continues to partner with McClure Foundation to provide Vermont schools with PLP training. Need to learn how to use Naviance for PLPs? Want ideas for PLP tasks? For individual, group, or whole-school trainings or support, call 802-654-3782 or e-mail naviance@vsac.org.


VSAC updates for education professionals  
Save the date! December 12 or 14 is VSAC's annual training geared toward education professionals serving high school students. Learn about the impact of this year's early FAFSA and Vermont grant launch dates on students' access to local and federal financial aid. In addition, we'll update you on the state and federal career and college readiness landscape. More information will be available in October.  





to use with middle school & high school

Career & college planning Web resources for exploring careers & education options after high school.

Roadmap to College VSAC’s college planning hub for students & families.

Financial aid resources Resources to help you assist families applying for financial aid.

Publications Review, print, download, or order our publications on saving, planning, and paying for college.

Naviance user group Not a participating school? Contact Naviance@vsac.org to learn more.

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