Blog Archive: Saving for College

College Savings Day
National 529 College Savings Day is recognized on Sunday, May 29, highlighting the importance of 529 savings plans in helping families plan and pay for college or training expenses. This graduation season, plant seeds for education opportunities with VT529. It's a great way to celebrate the end of
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Raneen Salha
Raneen Salha is fascinated by the human brain: how it works, how it can sometimes betray us, and how we can begin to heal. She saw this betrayal on a clinical level when her grandmother suffered from Alzheimer’s, a defining period in her life that inspired her interest in the medical field. “It was
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Phoebe Stoddard
A village store and a Covid-inspired scholarship program shape a young woman’s path Phoebe Stoddard spent most of her high school career at Craftsbury Academy waiting for her “Eureka moment.” When, by senior year, it still hadn’t come, Phoebe didn’t know what she wanted to do. And with college
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Wallet image with budget story
For students thinking about their college plans or a workforce training program, worrying about how to pay for it is likely one of your top concerns. For students and graduates alike, it often comes down to juggling a variety of priorities when it comes to money. While the Vermont Student Assistance
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Collage of kids faces
With Vermont’s state-sponsored 529 savings plan, you can give a gift that lasts far beyond the holiday season. VSAC encourages families to look ahead, and plan for their kids’ (or grandkids’) future possibilities, with a gift of education savings. Whatever the age of your loved one, whether an
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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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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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VSAC Shows You How webinar image for 529 savings plans explained
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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We have a plan
As families begin the new school year, VSAC wants to help parents make saving for their kids’ future college or training part of their back-to-school routine … and to have a little fun in the process. September is National College Savings Month, and to help remind families about the importance of
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#VSACShowsYouHow
With the paths for college, training, careers, and jobs changing, the need for reliable, up-to-date information is more critical than ever. VSAC’s interactive webinar series, VSAC Shows You How, is designed to help students and families get the guidance they need to explore education opportunities
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