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Blog Archive: Applying for Financial Aid

college students
For many students, attending college or training after high school likely involves taking out an education loan to help cover tuition bills, along with room, board, books, supplies, and transportation costs. Seven out of ten Vermont families need to borrow to help pay education costs. So, if your…
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choosing college
The updated FAFSA was delayed this fall, and the impact of that three-month delay rolled down the line to colleges, families, and students. College financial aid offices are now scrambling to process student financial data and to get their aid decisions out to families as quickly as possible…
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fafsa written in nootebook
If you’re planning on college or training after high school, this year’s FAFSA overhaul has reminded many of us that waiting can be frustrating. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) updated their student financial aid (FAFSA) forms for the first time since Ronald…
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Mersadies Shantie
On February 12, 2018, when Mersadies Shantie was 12 years old, her mom suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. That night, still stunned from the loss, Mersadies left her home in Mooers Forks, New York, and moved to Sheldon, Vermont, to live with her dad, stepmom and three adopted sisters. “It was…
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FAFSA paper on clipboard.
This past fall the U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced plans to release an updated Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-2025 school year. The FAFSA is the first step in getting financial aid for college and many career training programs…
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