Whether your child is a senior in high school or still has a long way to go before heading off to college or career training, careful planning is critical to success in higher education.
We can help guide you and your child throughout the journey toward college or career training. And, we can help you make smart financial decisions all along the way! Check out the links below to get started.



How do families pay for college?
VSAC can help you make a plan for your family.
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Wondering what comes next for your student after high school?
Check out College & Career Pathways: Whether your student is college-bound, training-bound or not sure, this info is for you. FREE College & Career Pathways virtual workshops and resources on a range of college and career planning topics and virtual info sessions of VT colleges and short-term training programs. Includes videos and activities to help students plan for life after high school.
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Need money for college or training? FAFSA First. FAFSA Now.
The FAFSA is the first step to getting financial aid. Learn about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and ways VSAC can help you fill it out.
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VSAC Parent Loan: Low rates & local service
VSAC's fixed-rate loan for parents can be used for a student's undergraduate or graduate education.
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It's never too late to start saving for college.
Open a Vermont 529 account with just $25—and get a VT income tax credit on annual contributions.
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Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
College Admissions Toolkit PDF
College Financial Aid Checklist PDF
Credit The Kiss of Debt PDF
Dual Enrollment Step by Step PDF
Financial Aid & Managing College Costs presentation handout PDF
Financial Aid Budget Worksheet PDF
Financial Aid Offer Comparison Tool Excel Spreadsheet
Finding Colleges That Fit PDF
Parent PLUS Borrower Deferment Request PDF
Paying for College Guide PDF

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