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Jan

Statement from Scott A. Giles, president and CEO of Vermont Student Assistance Corp:

Governor Shumlin’s Budget Address, January 21, 2016, Funding for Act 45, Vermont Universal Children’s Higher Education Savings Account Program

“Governor Shumlin’s budget initiative for universal children’s college savings accounts holds the promise of a brighter future for generations of Vermonters to come. Imagine, if you will, that every baby born in Vermont will grow up knowing he or she will be able to pursue the education or training they will need to have a successful career.

“Education is the most important equalizer and strategy we have in fighting income inequality and ending generational poverty. Even children from families with small college savings are three times more likely to continue their education and four times more likely to graduate.

“The Governor’s funding request is a lasting legacy for Vermonters and the state’s economic prosperity.”

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