News & Updates for Education Professionals

  • College & Career Pathways 2022
    • Encourage your families to check out this year's recorded workshops and free resources to plan for college or training after high school. 
    • High schools around the state are also invited to book an event workshop at their schools between February–April 2022. Reach out to Anna at telensky@vsac.org for more information on how to book a session for your school.
  • Weighing college offers: With the May 1 deadline for college decisions looming for some students, VSAC encourages families to crunch the numbers with these three steps.  
  • Have you visited the VSAC YouTube ChannelAccess and share single videos, topic segments, or playlists with your students and families. 
  • 802 Opportunity: Free tuition at CCV for students of any age with a family income of $50,000 or less.  
  • High schools: Did you know that you can use VSAC's FAFSA Completion Tool to identify students who haven't completed their financial aid applications? Contact our grants department (800-882-4166) to ask us how. 

ORDER 2021–2022 PUBLICATIONS & PLANNING CHECKLISTS

Vermont grants

Don't let your Vermont students leave money on the table! Eligible students have received from $1,000 to $14,000 in Vermont grants for the 2022–2023 academic year. Encourage your students to:

  • Watch the VSAC Shows You How to Complete VT Grant & Scholarship Applications. VSAC walks families through the Vermont state grant application, question-by-question. We also explain how to apply for any of the 120+ VSAC-assisted scholarships. View the recording and find additional resources.
  • Apply for the Vermont grant. Those who have applied should check their MyVSAC account to be sure they've completed all steps.
  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Check out VSAC's webinars and videos covering grants, scholarships, financial aid offers, loans and more.

VSAC-assisted scholarships

VSAC's scholarships booklet for students planning to attend college in 2022–2023 is available online, and the Unified Scholarship Application (USA) can be completed by logging into MyVSAC. 

How VSAC can help with the FAFSA

Your students and parents can:

Looking for financial aid resources?

We have what you need for your students & parents.

College & Career Pathways 2022

Did you miss the March 5 event? You can access this year's College & Career Pathways virtual workshops, discover free resources, get expert advice to plan for college or training after high school. 

VSAC Shows You How to Apply for Grants & Scholarships

Watch the VSAC Shows You How to Complete VT Grant & Scholarship Applications. VSAC walks families through the Vermont state grant application, question-by-question, and explain how to apply for any of the 120+ VSAC-assisted scholarships. View the recording and find additional resources.

VSAC-assisted scholarships

VSAC's scholarships booklet for students planning to attend college in 2022–2023 is available online, and the Unified Scholarship Application (USA) can be completed by logging into MyVSAC. 

Resources for students and parents planning for life after high school.

  • Need help with the FAFSA & other financial aid? Start with VSAC's FAFSA First. 
  • Vermont Applies: View the recordings and materials from spring admissions event for seniors who haven't applied to college or training programs, or did apply but need a backup plan. 
  • College & Career Pathways: Access the recorded workshops from the March online event.

VSAC's Educational Opportunity Center—easy as a phone call! 

Do you know any adults who would like to take a step toward new career possibilities and aren’t sure where to begin? VSAC’s EOC services can help. Our counselors understand the needs of adult students and are ready to help individuals take steps in a new direction. All services are free.

Encourage your students or clients to make an appointment today >

VSAC’s research continues to shape higher education policy in Vermont

VSAC releases survey results on COVID-19’s impact on VT students' plans to attend college in the fall.

View the latest reports, county fact sheets, and past survey results >

Advance Vermont Creates Hub for Career and Education Resources

Advance Vermont has developed an online "one-stop shop" to bring career and education resources to Vermonters in a user friendly and accessible way. This website provides Vermonters of all ages and backgrounds with career exploration information and the resources they need to identify and access education and training opportunities across the state that will advance their careers, employable skills, income stability, and job readiness. Visit Advance Vermont to learn more.

Introduction to EMC2

A Week-Long Professional Development Training

July 25-29, 2022, 8:30 am–3:45 pm daily

You are invited to join us at VTC in Randolph where we will introduce you to a new course called Essential Math for College and Careers (EMC2). EMC2 was designed by and for Vermont math educators to help Vermont schools increase college and career readiness of Vermont high school students.

Class begins each day at 9AM and includes a 45-minute lunch break.

Visit our webpage to learn more about EMC2.

Annual Financial Aid Training for Education and Agency Professionals

Did you miss VSAC's fall 2021 events?

  1. Financial Aid 101: View the slides and watch the recording.
  2. Federal, State & VSAC Updates: View the slides and watch the recording.

Zoom Rooms 

Spread the word about VSAC's Zoom video conferences geared toward adults interested in returning to school or training. Watch recordings of past topics, including:

  • Short-Term Training Options
  • Education Resources for Military Connected Students
  • Resources for Foster Youth
  • Educational Resources for Former Refugees, Immigrants, & Asylees

Here are some links that your families may find helpful:

NEBHE Admissions & Enrollment Information — Resources for school counselors, students and institutions

Virtual Admissions Events — alphabetical list of American colleges & universities; describes each school's virtual admissions events and provides web registration links

Strive Virtual College Exploration – Hundreds of free virtual workshops for students and parents including individual college info sessions and a wide range of college planning topics

Keys to Your Future Career & College Readiness Program – Free program for educators with virtual lessons for students on identifying life goals, preparing in high school, choosing a path, balancing daily life, starting a career, and success in a career 

College Admission Status Updates — information about changes in college admission events, deposit dates, and more as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

SAT Coronavirus Updates 

ACT testing FAQ  

Khan Academy — SAT practice as well as other online learning  

SAT On Demand—One Month Free from Kaplan —  a free month of SAT On Demand to support all students with their distance learning 

Free AP Programming from Kaplan — free AP prep sessions on YouTube live for AP US History, AP World History, and AP Biology. These sessions will focus on question review and include time to ask a teacher questions.