Blog Archive: GUIDE student

Student Photos from VSAC
The VSAC team wants to say a special “thank you” to all of the students who have participated in our VSAC Student Spotlight profile series over the last year. We truly appreciate your taking the time -- and having the courage -- to share your stories with the world. And in the spirit of Thanksgiving
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Aquilas Lokossou, a psychology honors student from Burlington.
BURLINGTON, Vt. -- If you weren’t part of the 2022 graduating class at SUNY-Plattsburgh, or if you didn’t have a family member who was, you missed an excellent graduation speech by senior Aquilas Lokossou, a psychology honors student from Burlington. The speech, which focused on the themes of change
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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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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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Brent Chitambar
You’ll usually find Brent Chitambar underneath a well-worn Carhartt cap. The soft-spoken 14-year-old has spent a lot of his childhood on his grandfather’s dairy farm in Newport Center, and farming has always been the only thing Brent has ever wanted to do when he grows up. In these respects, Brent
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Children with "finger binoculars"
During the holiday season, VSAC encourages families to look ahead and plan for their kids' future possibilities with a gift of education savings. Vermont’s state-sponsored 529 savings plan provides an easy way for families to give (and receive!) a gift that will last far beyond the holiday season
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Carrie Harlow explains the FAFSA application in October 26 webinar
The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a required form that every college-bound student and family must complete to qualify for student loans, federal aid, and scholarships. VSAC’s Carrie Harlow has been helping families complete the FAFSA for more than 20 years. We sat down with
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Student on computer in library stacks
October is the official kickoff of the higher education financial aid season with the new 2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application available as of Oct. 1. To help students and adults returning to school learn how to leverage the financial aid they need, VSAC has a full line
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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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