Welcome to the journey toward higher education!
Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, careful planning and steady work will help you get to the college or career training program you choose. We can help guide you (and your parents) throughout this important journey—and help you make smart financial decisions all along the way. Check out the links below to get started.

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FAFSA first. FAFSA Now. Money for college starts here.
All about why you need to do the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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HS seniors, need help with financial aid forms?
Attend a free Financial Aid Forms workshop to start your FAFSA and Vermont grant applications; or call VSAC’s special FAFSA helpline at 1-833-802VSAC between 10:00 am–3:00 pm on FAFSA Fridays from October through January.
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Looking for a program in VT?
Your guide to Vermont colleges & universities.
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Vermont grants = Free $$ for college or training
Don't miss out on VT's gift aid for college or other training after high school.
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$$ for scholarships
It's simple to apply for VSAC-assisted scholarships.
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HS juniors, wondering how to pay for college or training after high school?
Attend a free Financial Aid & Managing College Costs presentation in the spring to learn about considering cost in your college search, types of financial aid and loans, and required applications.
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Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
Career Interest Checklist PDF
Challenging Conventional Wisdom PDF
College Admissions Checklist PDF
College Admissions Toolkit PDF
College Comparison Chart PDF
College Financial Aid Checklist PDF
Course Plan PDF
Credit The Kiss of Debt PDF
Dual Enrollment Step by Step PDF
Education by Degrees PDF

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