Blog Archive: Student Loan

EdLoans Booklet
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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Nicole Dunn
Nicole Dunn has had a tough go of it in her 37 years. She has struggled to come to terms with her transgender identity, has overcome depression, and is in recovery from alcoholism. And while her outlet has always been music — she has toured with several successful bands — the pandemic put a hold on
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Hands laptop
WINOOSKI – Join the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC) on Thursday, March 10 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for the next VSAC Shows You How webinar to help you better the financial aid offers you get from colleges — and how to take action if needed so you don’t miss a step. Register here to get all your
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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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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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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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