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.




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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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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Need money for college or training? FAFSA First. FAFSA Now.
The FAFSA is the first step to getting financial aid.
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Need help with financial aid forms?
Attend a free Financial Aid Forms workshop for help getting started on your FAFSA and Vermont grant applications; or call VSAC’s special FAFSA helpline at 1-888-943-7301, Monday–Friday, 8:00 am–4:30 pm..
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Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
High or Low: How Will You Go? PDF
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

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