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VSAC and CCV Launch Financial Aid Workshops

New partnership offers FAFSA help at 8 CCV sites

WINOOSKI (January 23, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and Community College of Vermont are teaming up to offer financial aid workshops at eight CCV sites across the state beginning February 1.

VSAC counselors and college...

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VSAC CEO to Testify at Senate Hearing

Scott Giles to discuss Vermont GEAR UP and TRiO programs as part of Higher Education Act reauthorization

WINOOSKI (January 16, 2014) – Scott Giles, president and CEO of Vermont Student Assistance Corp., will testify before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions, Thursday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m.

Giles’ testimony is p...

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Student Loans—First Do No Harm!

The interest rate on federally subsidized student loans increased from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1. Even before this increase took effect, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that the government earned a $50-billion p...

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VSAC Alum Looks Forward to Advocating for Other Students

WINOOSKI — Cody Paiva knows the value of sticking to an education plan — even when the odds seem insurmountable. And thanks to a new assignment, he hopes to make it easier for future generations of learners to overcome the kinds o...

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VSAC Selects Scott Giles As New CEO

WINOOSKI — Scott Giles, a vice president of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) since joining the organization in 2003, has been chosen to succeed longtime President and CEO Don Vickers. Giles will take the reins on July...

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VSAC Hosts College Planning Day for Students & Parents

WINOOSKI — High school sophomores, juniors, and parents who want to get a jump on college planning should attend Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s 12th annual College Pathways program, a free day of workshops on preparing f...

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