VSAC to Offer Financial Aid Forms Workshops at Local High Schools
Students and families can learn more about college financial aid process, fill out FAFSA
WINOOSKI (December 8, 2015) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops to help families fill out financial aid forms at local high schools in January.
These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, VSAC’s Vermont State Grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends and for student loans.
Students and parents can also ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships.
Internet access will be available and space is limited. Participants should bring the following: Social Security number; most recent federal tax return; and most recent W-2 or year-end pay stub. All documentation will be confidential and used solely to fill out individual forms.
For a complete schedule of VSAC’s Financial Aid Forms Nights, go to www.vsac.org/schedule. Information on VSAC’s college planning resources can be found at www.vsac.org www.vsac.org/FAFSAfirst and www.vsacroadmaps.org.
These workshops are funded by VSAC, Vermont state GEAR UP, a federally funded program, Vermont Talent Search, a federally funded program, and by USA Funds, a nonprofit organization that promotes preparation for, access to and success in higher education.
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.org or submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives