Welcome to the journey toward higher education!
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, careful planning and steady work will help you get to the college or career training program you choose. We can help guide you (and your parents) throughout this important journey—and help you make smart financial decisions all along the way. Check out the links below to get started.



HS juniors, wondering how to pay for college or training after high school?
Attend a free Paying for College presentation in the spring to learn about considering cost in your college search, types of financial aid and loans, and required applications.
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HS seniors, need help with financial aid forms?
Attend a free Financial Aid Forms workshop to start your FAFSA and Vermont grant applications; or call VSAC’s special FAFSA helpline at 1-888-943-7301 between 10:00 am–3:00 pm on FAFSA Fridays.
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Looking for a program in VT?
Your guide to Vermont colleges & universities.
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Students: Attend & College & Career Pathways 2018!
Wondering what comes next? (And how to get there?) Wherever you’re headed, we’ll get you started. This FREE event for offers workshops on searching for colleges, applying to college, paying for college, strategies for the SAT & ACT, and lots more. NEW THIS YEAR: apprenticeships and other pathways to great careers without college. Grab a friend, your parents, and attend this spring!
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FAFSA first! Money for college starts here.
All about why you need to do the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Vermont grants = Free $$ for college or training
Don't miss out on VT's gift aid for college or other training after high school.
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Resources (PDFs, eBooks, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
FAFSA on the Web Worksheet PDF
Financial Aid Forms Workshop Summary PDF
Making the Most of College Visits PDF
Try a Trade PDF
VSAC Paying for College Presentation PDF
What Do You Look for In a Job? PDF
What Is Success? You Decide PDF
5 Steps to Critique Your Essay PDF
Career Fair Interview Questions PDF
Career Interest Checklist PDF

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