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Hot off the press ... early Vermont FAFSA filers are reporting that they completed the process within 30 minutes!

  • Vermont's Fall for FAFSA Challenge Encourage families to apply in October during the Fall for FAFSA Challenge. The following activities are planned to support families:
    • Every Vermonter who completes the FAFSA by October 31 has an opportunity to win a special FAFSA scholarship if the student lists and attends one of these Vermont colleges: Castleton University, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Saint Michael's College, Sterling College, University of Vermont or Vermont Technical College.
    • FAFSA help dates
      • Oct. 17-21, Monday through Friday: VSAC and campuses around the state will host free, walk-in, community assistance during business hours to families who have questions. Participating colleges: Castleton University, Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College, Saint Michael’s College, School for International Training, Sterling College, University of Vermont and Vermont Technical College.
      • Oct. 18-20, from 5 to 8 p.m.: VSAC is hosting evening call-in hours for parents and students, with VSAC counselors to answer questions. The toll-free number to call is: 800-642-3177.

  • Tip of the Month Students should NOT use their high school email when setting up a FSA ID, because students will need to reuse this email and FSA ID when they reapply each academic year during college.

  • Hosting a Paying for College or Forms event? View our promotion tips.

  • Need resources to help parents and students understand college costs? VSAC's latest print resources help Vermont families understand college costs and financing. View the full lineup, download, or order more publications.
career & college readiness

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Stipends are still available 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.

upcoming professional development  

VSAC updates for education professionals  
Save the date! Join us on December 14 in White River Jct., or December 15 in Winooski for 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.


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.




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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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