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.

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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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College-bound? Stuck on writing your application essay?
Here's how to make yours stand out from the crowd.
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Looking for a program in VT?
Your guide to Vermont colleges & universities.
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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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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
Financial Aid Budget Worksheet PDF
Financial Award Comparison Tool Excel Spreadsheet
Finding Colleges That Fit PDF
Frontin The College Bill PDF
High or Low: How Will You Go? PDF
Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing Guide PDF
Learn More to Earn More Infographic
Life After High School PDF
More Education = More Options Infographic
Paying for College Guide PDF

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