If you’ve come up through the foster care system, you have access to unique financial aid options that can help you get the education you’ll need to take the next step toward the career you want. We’re here to help you access those options—and to help support you in your journey to higher education. Check out the links below to get started.
The college search & you
Compare colleges & training programs to find your fit.
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Need training? Choose your path!
Find out about job training & certificate programs that match your needs..
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The 1, 2, 3 of applying to college
We'll guide you through the application process.
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Scholarships = free $ for college.
Did you know there are Vermont scholarships for foster-care youth?
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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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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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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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Resources (PDFs, eBooks, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
Financial Aid Forms Workshop Summary PDF
VSAC Paying for College Presentation PDF
What Do You Look for In a Job? PDF
What Is Success? You Decide PDF
Career Fair Interview Questions PDF
Career Interest Checklist PDF
Challenging Conventional Wisdom PDF
College Admissions Checklist PDF
College Admissions Toolkit PDF
College Financial Aid Checklist PDF

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