Blog Archive: Parent Loan

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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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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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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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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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Two Vermont students walking on campus
Students heading to college or training in the fall may have a month before they arrive on campus, but there’s one “to do” that is just ahead: Paying the fall semester tuition bill. For many students (and parents), that deadline can seem overwhelming, especially if you’ll need a student loan to
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VSAC loan guide
Thinking about taking out a loan to pay for your studies? You’re not alone: Nearly seven out of 10 Vermont students will take some loans to finance their education expenses. Knowing how to compare loans and costs is essential to making college more affordable. Get some loan smarts with VSAC’s “My
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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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