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
Credit The Kiss of Debt PDF
Dual Enrollment Step by Step PDF
Education by Degrees PDF
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
More Education = More Options Infographic
Paying for College Guide PDF

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