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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 a FAFSA, you will need to create an FSA (Federal Student Aid) account with a username and password. This FSA ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically submit the FAFSA. The FSA ID will also provide you with access to all FSA websites (to receive loan counseling, check on your loan accounts, and more).

  • At fafsa.ed.gov, click the “FSA ID” tab at the top of the page.
  • Create a username and password, and enter your e-mail address. Make certain to record your username and password for future use.
  • Enter your name, date of birth, Social Security number, contact information, and challenge questions and answers.
Note: If you already have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID.
  • Review your information, and read and accept the terms and conditions.
  • Confirm your e-mail address using the secure code that will be sent to the e-mail address you entered when you created your FSA ID. Once you verify your e-mail address, you can use it instead of your username to log in.
  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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