Blog Archive: Parent Loan

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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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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During September, National College Savings Month, families are reminded to look ahead to their children’s education as they settle into their current back-to-school routines. But with so much going on as school resumes, we understand it’s hard to look beyond immediate schedules and to-dos. To make
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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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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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An hour of your time could = $1,000 (or more) for college or training. But to be considered, you need to apply. Here’s how. Did you know that every year, VSAC administers about $25 million in grants and scholarships to Vermont students? For the current academic year, eligible Vermont students have
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Financial aid for college and training starts with the FAFSA - student image
October is the kickoff of the financial aid season, which means it’s time to do your FAFSA. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid opens the doors to a world of financial aid—including grants, scholarships, work study and even loans—to help you pay for education and training. Every high school
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To all the graduating high school seniors in Vermont: Congratulations! VSAC wants to pay for takeout, to celebrate you. That’s right. Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will pay $50 toward takeout for 5 seniors each week, now through June 26. That could be pizza, subs, or even something from the local
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As we all adapt to new ways of daily living (including the challenges of online learning), we understand it can be overwhelming. And if you’re a high school senior, or the parent of a soon-to-be grad, you're juggling a lot right now, as students figure out where they may be headed next fall. All of
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