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Learn about the financial aid and education loan options available to help you fund your education.
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Funding Sources

Grants - Grant programs available for eligible Vermont residents.

Scholarships - See which ones you're eligible for!

Work Study - Eligibility for federal work-study aid is based on need, and the amount of the aid depends on the number of hours you work.

Loans - Education loan information

Additional sources of financial aid - Tips on finding additional sources of financial aid.

Financial Aid Process

How financial aid works - A detailed page describing financial aid availability and ways to apply.

Glossary of financial aid terms - Definitions for terms most frequently used in discussions of financial aid.

Financial aid FAQs – Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about financial aid.

Apply Online

Financial aid applications - The Vermont grant application, FAFSA, and PROFILE®.

FAFSA tips - A helpful list of tips for completing the FAFSA application.

Calculate Your Costs

Award Letter Comparison Tool (XLS) - Compare the financial aid award notifications you receive from colleges.

How Federal Education Loans Work

How interest works
Terms to know
Interest subsidy
Flexible repayment
Comparing Vermont Advantage to federal Direct PLUS

Customer Relations

VSAC is committed to helping you successfully manage your education debt.

Contact our loan counselors for help with your individual situation before you borrow as well as during repayment.


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National College Access Program Directory – Search for college access programs across the United States that help underserved students prepare, plan, and pay for college.

Identity Theft - The Federal Trade Commission's site on how to avoid, detect, and deter identity theft.

Managing the Price of College - U.S. Department of Education.

College Board college cost calculator - Estimate how much college will cost when you are ready to enroll.

FastWeb - Online scholarship search and college search service.

www.nebhe.org - Is your major not offered in Vermont? Check out the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) Tuition Break program, also known as the Regional Student Program (RSP) or the Apple Book program.

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