Blog Archive: Student Aid Options

VSAC scholarship booklet
Meet VSAC’s early-bird deadline for scholarship applications so you can find out! VSAC’s annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, contains information on more than 140 scholarships available to Vermont residents, and we want to encourage you to apply early. That’s why we’re offering three $1,000
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Student on laptop
WINOOSKI, Vt. -- A grant program that offers eligible Vermonters the opportunity to earn a college degree tuition-free has been embraced by nearly 1,750 students since the program began last fall. The grant, called 802Opportunity, pays for up to two years of free tuition to the Community College of
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new year resolutions
As the year winds down, everyone has a few items on their to-do list that just didn’t get done. It’s been a busy fall with lots of bumps in the road, especially for high school students working on their plans for graduation and what comes next. With the calendar ready to flip to 2022, The Vermont
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Student on laptop
For many students (and their parents), attending college — 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 among that
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Dalib Bulle
Dalib Bulle’s life history may be what we all envision as the ideal immigrant story. He came to America from a war-torn country, got a job right away, and has been able to help hundreds of families from his native Somalia gain their own foothold in Vermont. Now, with the help of VSAC’s Educational
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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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