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Financial Aid & College Costs

The financial aid process can feel overwhelming at times. Between choosing colleges, planning on covering college costs, and what feels like endless paperwork, VSAC's resources have supported Vermont families planning for college and training for over 50 years. We provide access to grants, scholarships, and FAFSA tips, so that paying for college becomes more manageable.

Stay on track with planning and paying for college or training.


Need help with your FAFSA application, Vermont grant application, or other financial aid forms? Call our toll-free helpline at 833-802-8722 (Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm).

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Find resources for saving and planning for college.

College Scorecard

  • college searches
  • tuition and fee figures
  • information on programs, majors, and admissions data
  • net prices and more

Types of Financial Aid: Loans, Grants, and Work-Study Programs

  • how & when to apply for federal student aid
  • who's eligible for federal student aid
  • types of federal student aid
  • how to fill out the FAFSA and more

Pay for College

  • SAI calculator
  • college cost calculator
  • and more

Mapping Your Future Calculators

  • savings calculator
  • student loan calculator
  • student loan debt/salary wizard and more

New England Board of Higher Education

  • Information on NEBHE’s Tuition Break program, which provides New England students with discounted tuition when they enroll in an approved program that isn’t offered by the public colleges or universities in their home states.

Student Aid: Prepare for College

  • middle school and high school checklists by grade
  • videos on preparing for college
  • downloadable PDF of the complete College Preparation Checklist and more

Student Loan Forgiveness

  • Research federal loan forgiveness programs.

Work Colleges

  • Information on 9 federally recognized colleges that help reduce college costs through programs that enable students to combine real-world experience with classroom learning.

Federal Student Aid YouTube videos on:

  • obtaining an FSA ID 
  • submitting a FAFSA and FAFSA tips for parents
  • managing student loans and more