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Giving Undergraduates Important Information and Direction in their Education
The GUIDE program supports Vermont State GEAR UP students through their first-year transition after high school.
If you were you a GEAR UP student in high school, do you have plans to attend a training program, trade school, or college after high school?
Here are some great resources and links to help you with planning.
Great! You’re a part of the GUIDE Program.
To find out what we offer, check out your GUIDE Backpack > below.
If you don’t see your scholarship listed, e-mail Jessica Smith. She can help you.
NOTE: Are you planning to transfer schools during or after your first year in college? Your GEAR UP Scholarship automatically renews unless you transfer schools. Update the transfer by logging into your MyVSAC account. and completing the Unified Scholarship Application.
Ask your school financial aid office about how to set up a payment plan.
Be an informed consumer. Shop around. Compare interest rates. Here are resources to help you get started:
GUIDE text messaging can provide:
“Opt in” and get started:
If you aren’t receiving text messages, e-mail Jessica Smith or text the phone number that matches your grad year from high school.
Meet with a GUIDE counselor for your GUIDE check-in and earn $300 toward 1st and 2nd semester books. Schedule your meeting now >
For more information, open your GUIDE passport.
And click on each school's green bar for links to additional resources.