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VSAC will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day.

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College Pathways

College Decision Day, May 1

  • VSAC is joining Reach Higher, the nationwide celebration started by First Lady Michelle Obama to encourage students to pursue and complete their education. High school seniors are invited to share their decisions (and get a chance at one of four $50 Amazon gift cards) by posting on social media using #ReachHigher and #VSAC by May 1. See details.

College Planning

  • More than 1,200 students & parents attended our College Pathways events this spring. See resources for workshop content and handouts.

    Vermont grants

    • If students haven't yet filled out a Vermont grant application, they can still apply for the 2015-2016 school year.

    Upcoming events

    Registration is open for the Transition and Career Planning Conference scheduled for May 28, 2015, at Lake Morey Resort. The keynote speaker is David Ruff, facilitator of the Vermont Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) work group.


    In the spotlight

    Comparing Financial Aid Awards

    Deciphering the details of financial aid packages can be confusing. We've organized the process into three steps to help families interpret award letters, so they can better understand the differences between free grant & scholarship aid and what they'll be expected to pay using education loans. Provides guidelines on how to evaluate loans carefully to minimize taking on debt. Link: www.vsac.org/learn.



    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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