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.

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Parents: Register now to attend College & Career Pathways 2019!
Wondering what comes next for your student and how to get there? Let VSAC be your guide. Our FREE College & Career Pathways 2019 offers evening workshops on searching for colleges, applying to college, paying for college, and more. NEW THIS YEAR: A resource fair where you can talk with VT employers, colleges & training programs, and other career experts. Grab your student and attend this spring!
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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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VT Advantage Parent Loan: Low rates & local service.
VSAC's fixed-rate loan for parents has lower rates than the federal PLUS & can be used for a student's undergraduate or graduate education.
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How do families pay for college?
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.
> Find dates & locations
Need money for college or training? FAFSA First. FAFSA Now.
The FAFSA is the first step to getting financial aid.
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FAFSA Fridays are back!
Attend a free workshop on financial aid and 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.
> http://www.vsac.org/events/list

Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
Parent PLUS Borrower Deferment Request PDF
Paying for College Guide PDF
Planning for college: Planning guide for grades 7-12 PDF
Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Officer PDF
Sample Financial Aid Award Notifications PDF
Saving for College brochure PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster PDF
Tips for VSAC Scholarships Application PDF
VSAC Scholarship Booklet PDF

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