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.




Parents: Watch our College & Career Pathways 2020 videos!
Wondering what comes next for your student and how to get there? Let VSAC be your guide. Our FREE College & Career Pathways 2020 offers workshops on searching for colleges or short-term training programs, applying to and paying for college or training, and more. Although two of our events this year had to be cancelled, online workshops will be coming soon.
> Find videos & resources
Wondering how families pay for college or career training?
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.
> Get Started
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.
> Learn More
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.
> Learn More

Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
Learn More to Earn More Infographic
More Education = More Options Infographic
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 Offers PDF
Saving for College brochure PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster PDF
Tips for VSAC Scholarships Application PDF

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