VSAC Hosts College Planning Events for Students & Parents
WINOOSKI (February 13, 2014) – High school sophomores, juniors, and parents who want to get a jump on college planning should attend Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s 13th annual College Pathways program, featuring free workshops on preparing for education after high school.
In order to accommodate as many families as possible, VSAC hosts College Pathways in locations across the state:
Saturday, March 15 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (lunch provided)
Saturday, March 15 via Vermont Interactive Technologies in Bennington, Brattleboro, and Newport (11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 29 at Castleton State College in Castleton, 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. (lunch provided)
Monday evening, April 7 at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, 4:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the Northeast Kingdom College Fair (dinner provided for workshop attendees)
New this year, VSAC is offering its College Pathways workshops for the Northeast Kingdom in a combined double-feature program with the Northeast Kingdom College Fair at Lyndon State College. College planning workshops will be held before and after the college fair, which attracts representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities throughout New England and across the U.S.
For families unable to attend one of the three College Pathways events in person, VSAC is again offering a remote option viewable via Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT). Two of the sessions being held at Saint Michael’s College on March 15 from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. will be viewable via VIT sites at North Country Union High School in Newport, Brattleboro Union High School, and the Bennington Senior Citizens Center.
Depending on the location, College Pathways offers up to nine workshops on a variety of topics, including writing a college application essay that stands out, strategies for taking SATs and ACTs, creating a college list that fits student needs and family finances, and understanding college costs and financial aid.
Families are encouraged to register for both the campus-based and VIT College Pathways events to be able to attend specific workshops, though walk-ins are always welcome. For more information or to register, visit www.vsac.org/CollegePathways.
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit corporation created by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; career and education outreach services to encourage first-generation and low-income students to aspire to and prepare to succeed in postsecondary education; career exploration and college-planning resources for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; scholarship programs; and private education loans. Find us at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.