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Vermont grants = free $$$ for college. Don’t miss out — apply now!
Did you know that if you’re a Vermont resident enrolled in or planning to attend college or training in 2017-2018, you may be eligible for one of three Vermont state grants to help pay the way? Every year, VSAC administers $19 million in Vermont grants to more than 13,000 students in full-time, part-time or nondegree study – that’s an average award of $1,800 per eligible student.
Grants are awarded based on financial need, so you don’t need to pay them back. That’s why they’re often called “gift aid.” But you DO need to apply, and do it every year. Because applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funding is available, now’s the time to get yours in. Here’s the scoop:
To apply for a Vermont grant:
- Go to the instructions for the Vermont grants application at vsac.org. You’ll need to log into your myVSAC account (or create an account), then fill out the Vermont grant application.
- If you’re applying for the Vermont Incentive or Vermont Part-Time Grant, you’ll also need to submit the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Tip: From the FAFSA confirmation page, you can click to the Vermont grant. FAFSA info will be pulled into the grant application, saving you time and typing.
And while you’re at it …
Be sure to explore all your student aid options to help pay for college. Check out our website for info to help you maximize available financial aid, including:
- Vermont scholarships. As a Vermont resident, you can also apply for any of the more than 140 scholarships administered by VSAC. Applications received by February 3 will be entered in an early-bird drawing of three $1,000 scholarships. The regular deadline for applications is March 3, 2017.
- Vermont Advantage loans. In addition to need-based financial aid, students who are Vermont residents or who live out of state but attend school in Vermont have access to VSAC’s fixed-rate student or parent educational loans. Learn more.
VSAC is here to help make your education goals possible. Don’t miss out on the information or financial aid that you need, and start applying now!