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VSAC’s newest grant program offers 2 years of free CCV tuition

Students can choose from 33 flexible programs. In person or online.

WINOOSKI (July 27, 2021) – A new grant program will offer eligible Vermonters the chance to obtain a college degree tuition free. Yes, really.

The grant, called 802Opportunity, pays for up to two years of free tuition to the...

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Vermont State Colleges, VSAC team up to offer a gift for "Green Mountain Grads"

A tuition-free college course for the classes of 2020 and 2021

WINOOSKI (May 18, 2021) — To the high school classes of 2020 and 2021: Vermont has a graduation gift for you!
The state of Vermont, the Vermont State Colleges System and VSAC are teaming up to provide one tuition-free college...

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VSAC Shows You How: Appeal your financial aid offer

Students & families experiencing special circumstances can – and should – ask for reconsideration

WINOOSKI (April 15, 2021) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is offering a free online webinar on how to appeal your financial aid offer, April 27 at 6 p.m. Students and families can participate via Zoom by registering at http:/...

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Governor, Legislature honor VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center

30 years, 60,000 adult Vermonters: EOC gives Vermonters a path to better skills and careers

WINOOSKI (April 9, 2021) – Governor Phil Scott and the Vermont Legislature are celebrating 30 years of VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center with a proclamation and concurrent resolution, naming the week of April 12, Educational...

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VSAC research finds COVID-19 didn’t discourage most students from their college plans

But pandemic has increased need for financial aid, especially for first-gen students

WINOOSKI (April 2, 2021) – The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) today released results from the third in a series of surveys gauging the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Vermont college students during the 2020...

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VSAC GEAR UP sponsors new podcast for parents

“Navigating the Teen Years” gives parents advice, solutions and inspiration to help teens succeed in school and in life

WINOOSKI – (March 18, 2021) Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s GEAR UP program is sponsoring a new podcast series aimed at parents of teenagers and the tough challenges that face teens.

“Navigating the Teen Years,”...

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