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Personalized Learning Plans: Looking Back and Planning Ahead - Join AOE, VSAC, and area schools at this free event to learn about what's happening in the PLP world. Dates: June 13, Lyndon State College; June 14, Doubletree Inn, South Burlington; or June 16, Equinox Resort, Manchester. View the details: www.vsac.org/plp.

 

Time to schedule Paying for College presentations: Outreach counselors are reaching out to all host schools to schedule for next fall. As many of you know, the FAFSA will be available in October next school year. VSAC will still offer Paying for Colleges beginning in October, and we'll modify the presentation to align with the upcoming changes. Look for more information about the changes in August.

 

College planning: We have compiled resources from this year's College Pathways event. Share the link www.vsac.org/CollegePathwaysResources with high school sophomores, juniors, and their parents in your end-of-year communication to help them paln for college while school is out.
Quote from a student about the day:
“College seemed very intimidating and very scary. I wasn’t sure what the process was like or basically anything about college. This series of seminars has really helped me feel comfortable with the idea and the thought of college.”

 

FAFSA push: Did you know that in Vermont, high school graduates missed out on about $5.5 million in free federal Pell grants last year? That’s because about half our high school graduates didn’t complete the FAFSA. The average federal grant for eligible students is $3,546 -- a lot of money to leave on the table for about 30 minutes of work. Please remind families to complete the FAFSA and the Vermont state grant, available to Vermont students enrolled full- or part-time. Learn more at www.vsac.org/fafsafirst. Read our press release: http://www.vsacnews.org/2016/03/14/have-you-fafsad-yet/.

 

 

Upcoming events
  • Interested in regional Naviance and PLP events? Contact us at naviance@vsac.org or 802-654-3782 for more information.

 

 
In the spotlight

VSAC releases new research briefing on Vermont's Class of 2012

Highlights and challenges for pursuing a postsecondary education follows the cohort of students who graduated from both Vermont's public and private high schools and reports on their paths 18 months later. Find out how our Vermont students mirror and differ from national trends in college aspiration, enrollment, and continuation.
 



Articles of interest

  • Filabot. Check out the machine that's changing the face of 3D printing and helping the environment.
  • VT economy weaker than thought. Vermont’s labor force growth — the number of people either working or looking for work — was also lower than we originally thought. The preliminary estimates showed the labor force falling by 1,500 last year. The recent revisions show the labor force declined by twice that.
  • Staying close to home. Most public two-year college students attend local colleges.
 


Resources

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.

to use with adult learners

Planning tips

Adult student handbook

Help an adult learner make an appointment


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