If you’ve come up through the foster care system, you have access to unique financial aid options that can help you get the education you’ll need to take the next step toward the career you want. We’re here to help you access those options—and to help support you in your journey to higher education. Check out the links below to get started.
The college search & you
Compare colleges & training programs to find your fit.
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Need training? Choose your path!
Find out about job training & certificate programs that match your needs..
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The 1, 2, 3 of applying to college
We'll guide you through the application process.
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FAFSA first! FAFSA Now. Money for college starts here.
HS seniors, here's why you need to do the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Scholarships = free $ for college.
Did you know there are Vermont scholarships for foster-care youth?
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Resources (PDFs, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

Name Type Download Resource
Financial Aid Forms Workshop Summary PDF
Guide to Financial Aid PDF
Junior Year Month-by-Month Planning Checklist PDF
Senior Year Month-by-Month Planning Checklist PDF
VSAC Financial Aid & Managing College Costs Presentation PDF
VSAC Scholarship Booklet PDF
What Do You Look for In a Job? PDF
What Is Success? You Decide PDF
Career Fair Interview Questions PDF
Career Interest Checklist PDF

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