Whether your child is a senior in high school or still has a long way to go before heading off to college or career training, careful planning is critical to success in higher education.
We can help guide you and your child throughout the journey toward college or career training. And, we can help you make smart financial decisions all along the way! Check out the links below to get started.



How do families pay for college?
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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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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VT Advantage Parent Loan: Low rates & local service.
VSAC's fixed-rate loan for parents has lower rates than the federal PLUS & can be used for a student's undergraduate or graduate education.
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Parents: Register now to attend College & Career Pathways 2018!
Wondering what comes next for your student? (And how to get there?) Wherever they’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.
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Parents, sign up for our monthly email newsletter
Overwhelmed by the college process? Get timely help from VSAC. Sign up for important reminders, tips, and resources.
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It's never too late to start saving for college.
Open a Vermont 529 account with just $25 -- and get a VT income tax credit on annual contributions.
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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
My Education Loans PDF
VSAC Paying for College Presentation PDF
Career Interest Checklist PDF
Challenging Conventional Wisdom PDF
College Financial Aid Checklist PDF
Credit The Kiss of Debt PDF
Dual Enrollment Step by Step PDF
Education by Degrees PDF

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