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
High or Low: How Will You Go? PDF
Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing Guide PDF
Learn More to Earn More Infographic
More Education = More Options Infographic
Paying for College Guide PDF
Planning for college: Planning guide for grades 7-12 PDF
Residency Requirements for Vermont Grants PDF
Sample Financial Aid Award Notifications PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster PDF
Tips for VSAC Scholarships Application PDF

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