Blog Archive: Applying for Financial Aid

VSAC Logos
Are you looking for ways to help pay for your education or training after high school? Financial aid is money that a student receives to help pay for college or career training expenses. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) is here to assist you in getting all the funding you’re
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Charlie Wallace portrait
Twenty-year-old Charlie Wallace describes her art as “modern and eclectic. It’s totally random, and I love it. It gives me feeling.” The soft-spoken young woman with the slight Southern accent and the blue streaks in her hair is now herself an eclectic mix of northern Vermont – where she moved, on
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Chris Barry in the VSAC Resource Center
“I think FAFSAs are fun,” says Chris Barry, VSAC’s Resource Center Supervisor, flashing a bright smile and sitting up a little straighter in his seat. “But,” he concedes, “not everybody does.” For parents of college-bound high school seniors, who are just now starting the bewildering process of
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CCV’s Autumn Morse is First Vermonter to Win Prestigious Scholarship
“If you had asked me five years ago, I would have said, ‘no way would I be going to college,’” says Autumn Morse. In fact, she once doubted that she would even finish high school. And she wasn’t the only one; plenty of others assumed she would follow in the footsteps of her parents, who both fell
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FAFSA graphic Did You Know?
There’s been a lot in the news lately about student loans, interest costs, and how to pay for college or postsecondary education and certificates in the trades. One of the first and most important steps to meeting the cost of post-secondary education is filling out the Free Application for Federal
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children's faces
September is National College Savings Month, highlighting the importance saving now to prepare for future education opportunities for your children (and grandkids). Whether your loved one is an infant or just starting school, or a preteen or teen heading into a new grade — or even already in high
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Don't get scammed graphic
You’ve probably already heard about the new government plan announced last week that will forgive some federal student loans up to $20,000 and extend the federal student loan payment pause until Dec. 31. Many borrowers and families may be asking themselves “what do I have to do to claim this relief
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college room
Did you know that student loans may be used to cover not only your tuition and fees, but also living expenses — including meals, groceries, rent, housing supplies, and utilities? You can use your loans to pay for books, a computer and related equipment for your studies, too. What can you pay for
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