News Releases

20
Aug

Stipends now available for books, fees and travel for ‘dual enrollment’ students

Eligible high school students can receive $150 to cover incidental costs of college-level courses

WINOOSKI (August 20, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will administer a new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help low-income high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated w...

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15
Aug

VSAC joins Rep. Peter Welch, Attorney General Bill Sorrell to caution borrowers about offers that promise student loan debt ‘relief’

Sens. Leahy and Sanders voice concerns about predatory companies that may overcharge, hijack personal information from student borrowers

MONTPELIER (Aug. 15, 2014) – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., says Vermont student-loan borrowers need to protect themselves  from a new breed of predatory debt relief companies targeting $1.2 billion in education loans.

“Unfortunat...

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16
Jul

NEACAC honors Hutchinson as Professional of the Year

St. Albans director of guidance is dedicated to postsecondary education opportunities

Katharine "Kaki" Hutchinson
Katharine "Kaki" Hutchinson

WINOOSKI (July 16, 2014) – The New England Association of College Admission Counselors has honored Katharine “Kaki” Hutchinson with its prestigious Professional of the Year award.

Hutchinson, who retire...

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14
Jul

VSAC offers Vermonters advice on how to fix FAFSA errors

Glitch in online application causes some students to accidentally report themselves as millionaires

WINOOSKI (July 14, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp., the state’s nonprofit corporate agency committed to the mission that all Vermonters can pursue education after high school, is advising Vermont students who filed FAFSAs...

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10
Jul

VSAC completes $29.9 million bond sale

Standard & Poor’s gives transaction an ‘AA’ rating

WINOOSKI (July 10, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp., the state’s nonprofit corporate agency committed to the mission that all Vermonters can pursue education after high school,   announced it has completed the sale of $29....

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20
Jun

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights appoints Tom Little to state advisory committee

Group will evaluate and report on civil rights concerns in Vermont

WINOOSKI (June 20, 2014) – The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has appointed Tom Little, vice president and general counsel of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp., to its Vermont State Advisory Committee.

State advisory committe...

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