News Releases

02
Jul

Hold the Line on Debt, but Don’t Give Up the Schooling

By Don Vickers

A month ago, I joined other Vermonters in calling for more reasonable interest rates on federal education loans so that we don’t price students and their families out of higher education.

Today, I issue a word of caution — namely...

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12
Jun

VSAC Offers Fixed-Rate Private Student Loan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Irene Racz, director of public affairs, 802-542-2240

 

WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) is again offering a fixed-rate private education loan for students who need to suppl...

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14
May

Student Loan Rates Shouldn’t be Allowed to Rise

By Don Vickers

Recently, I joined U.S. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont in urging Congress to halt a planned hike in the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans (federal education loans that go to students with the greatest financial need). Unless...

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15
Feb

Registration Opens for Parents & Educators Conference

The third annual Parents, Educators, and Principals Conference will be held Tuesday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center.

The conference provides an opportunity for parents and educa...

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01
Feb

VSAC Hosts College Planning Day for Students & Parents

WINOOSKI — Registration is under way for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s 11th annual College Pathways program, a free day of college planning workshops for high school sophomores and juniors and their parents.

In ord...

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08
Nov

Federal Education Loans: The Story Behind the Story

By Don Vickers

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) spent many years providing education loans to Vermont students and parents through the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). We stopped making federal loans in July 2010 when...

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