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VSAC hosts 3 college-planning events for students & parents

Free workshops help families navigate the college search and financial aid

WINOOSKI (March 9, 2015) – High school students and parents should attend Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s 14th annual College Pathways, featuring free workshops at locations across the state:

  • Saturday, March 21 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

  • Monday evening, March 30 at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the Northeast Kingdom College Fair (pizza for workshop attendees!)

  • Saturday, April 11 at Castleton State College in Castleton, 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (lunch provided)

Attendees will be entered in drawings for a chance to win an iPad, $500 college savings account and more!

Register for workshops and get info at www.vsac.org/CollegePathways.

Topics cover the entire college process, including creating a college list that fits student needs and family finances, specifics on how to apply, strategies for taking SATs and ACTs, writing an application essay that stands out, understanding college costs and financial aid, and more. New this year: what to do if you have no clue what you want to do.

Here’s what past attendees said:

“It’s awesome to see all these people here because they’re all going through the same steps as me and I know everyone’s feeling the same.” – Mount Mansfield Union High School student

“Excellent conference. Very helpful information … even with this being my second time around at the college admission process. So glad I decide to come.” – parent

To reserve your seat, register at www.vsac.org/CollegePathways. Walk-ins are welcome too!

About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.orgor submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives

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