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.

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DCF COVID-19 SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS WHO FORMERLY EXPERIENCED FOSTER CARE
If you’re a student who formerly experienced foster care and is now living on a college campus affected by Covid-19, VT’s Department for Children and Families wants to make sure you have access to necessary housing, food, health care, and emotional support services. Contact your local Youth Development Coordinator today.
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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 or training starts here.
HS seniors, learn about why you need to do the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the ways VSAC can help you fill it out.
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Vermont grants = Free $$ for college or training
Don't miss out on VT's gift aid for college or other training after high school.
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Scholarships = more free $ for college or training
Did you know there are Vermont scholarships for students experiencing foster-care?
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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 Offers PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster PDF
Tips for VSAC Scholarships Application PDF

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