Blog Archive: Applying for Financial Aid

VSAC scholarship booklet

Meet VSAC’s early-bird deadline for scholarship applications so you can find out! VSAC’s annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents, and we want to encourage you to apply early.

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Parent Guide to College Planning image

Are you the parent of a high school student? If so, welcome to one of the most formative phases of your student’s life. While the path to college or career training is definitely your student’s journey, as a parent you play a major role—both financially and from a practical perspective.

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Financial aid awards: 4 steps before you sign

For families with a high school senior, this is the month college acceptances arrive in full force (congratulations!), and with them, financial aid notifications. It’s an exciting time, and—let’s face it—also a bit overwhelming as deadlines loom: Most colleges require a deposit by May 1.

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Pay it forward

In a couple of weeks, many of you will be taking the next step in your education future. Some of you will head off for college, others for training programs. If you’re still looking to cover costs, you’re probably checking out different loan options.

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School bill due? Borrow smart.

Most students (and their parents) will borrow to help pay for education after high school. Knowing which loans to choose is the most important decision you’ll make in paying for your studies and minimizing debt later on.

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Understanding financial aid awards

April, besides being tax time, is National Financial Literacy Month. For families with a high school senior, it’s also when college acceptances (congratulations!) and financial aid notifications are arriving.

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