Blog Archive: GUIDE student

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(BPT) - Collegebound students have to complete their most important assignment before arriving on campus: paying the first semester’s tuition bill. Before you do anything else, make sure you've applied for all available aid. If you haven’t already, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student
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Aaron Premont
When 21-year-old UVM junior Aaron Premont talks about his weekly schedule, it’s clear why others have described him as a “spark plug.” “I work at Texas Roadhouse on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; then I have my internship at the radio station on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; and classes in between
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For many students (and their parents), attending college this fall — whether that means online or on campus — likely involves taking out an education loan to help cover the tuition bill and other expenses. Nearly 7 out of 10 Vermont families need to borrow to help pay education costs. So if you’re
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When it came to college and career paths, Spaulding High School senior Amina Malagic had two strong role models growing up: her older sisters. Both were high achievers who graduated from UVM and went on to graduate school; one has her MBA, and the other is pursuing her DPM. “I grew up seeing my
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National 529 Day is recognized on May 29 (5/29, get it?), highlighting the importance of 529 savings plans in helping families plan and pay for college or training expenses. This May, plant seeds for education opportunity with VT529. What is a 529 plan? These education savings plans are designed to
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Talent Search student Alex Dufresne
Alex Dufresne, a senior at Twinfield Union High School in Marshfield, admits that his high-school academic experience has been a bit of a roller coaster. “My grades have been really good one year, then really bad the next, then pretty good the next year,” says Alex, who also had some up-and-down
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Financial Aid
Vermont students (and parents), take note: There’s free money available for college or other training, including full-time, part-time, and certificate education and apprenticeships. Wherever you are in your process of planning how you’ll continue education or training after high school—and what that
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Speaking with special education teacher and Talent Search alum Kelsey Stratton is nothing short of inspiring. A native of Randolph Union High School, Kelsey credits both her ability to give back to her students and her interest in education to the support VSAC gave to her as a young student. For
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Children with "finger binoculars"
Our holiday wish lists may be a little different this year as we look forward, and our kids are looking forward too. Now is the time to help them pursue their dreams for the future. Saving for college or training, even in small amounts, can help your children and loved ones get ready for tomorrow’s
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Vermont Applies Month
Vermont Virtual College Fair kicks off ‘Vermont Applies’ month Looking at colleges in Vermont? Mark your calendar for Dec. 2, from 3-8 p.m., to “tour” Vermont’s colleges and universities at the Vermont Virtual College Fair, hosted by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Register here and schedule
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