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financial aid    

The biggest news this year is the October 1 FAFSA and Vermont Grant availability.  

  • Did you know that both the student and the parent need a FSA ID? This id acts as a digital signature for federal financial aid forms for higher education. We recommend parents and students complete a FSA ID prior to starting the FAFSA. The id can take 1-3 days to work, as Federal Student Aid needs to confirm information with the Social Security Administration. 
  • Paying for College workshops are underway: Encourage your students and parents to attend a paying for college workshop this fall to get the latest details about financial aid applications to complete and timelines to consider. Dates & locations of statewide presentations are available at www.vsac.org/schedule.
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  • 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

Dual Enrollment in the news: Did you catch Education Week's article "Are Dual-Enrollment Programs Overpromising"?


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.


NEACAC College Fairs begin September 18. View the full schedule of dates and locations at: http://www.neacac.org/fall-fair-schedule


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.

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. More information will be available in October.  


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.




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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