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Financial Aid Applications


You will need to complete and submit applications for financial aid if you want to receive grants, scholarships, and/or loans.


Your eligibility for aid is based on the information you provide on the applications. Fill them out carefully and honestly.

 

Step 1:  SUBMIT YOUR FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)

The FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for:

  • federal grants
  • education loans
  • work-study programs

VSAC requires the FAFSA for Vermont grants and VSAC-assisted scholarships, and schools may require the FAFSA to determine eligibility for their own aid.

Even if you think your family income may be too high to qualify you for need-based aid, fill out the FAFSA so you can qualify for federal education loans.

To submit the FAFSA online, first go to www.pin.ed.gov to obtain a personal identification number (PIN). This will be your electronic signature. (For dependent students, both the student and the parent will need a PIN.)

Your PIN will also enable you to make online corrections and to access prefilled online forms in subsequent years. Without a PIN, your online application will be delayed by two to three weeks.

Once you have your PIN, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to complete your online FAFSA.

  1. Get tips on filling out FAFSA on the Web.
  2. If you prefer a paper FAFSA, request one from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243.

 

Step 2:  ARE YOU A VERMONT RESIDENT? APPLY FOR A VERMONT GRANT (Incentive Grant, Part-Time Grant, or Non-Degree Grant).

Review the Vermont grant eligibility requirements to determine the grant that’s appropriate for your circumstances, and find instructions for applying.

Note: Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available.

 

Step 3:  FILL OUT ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS, if required.

 


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