News Releases


VSAC Hosts College Planning Day for Students & Parents

WINOOSKI — High school sophomores, juniors, and parents who want to get a jump on college planning should attend Vermont Student Assistance Corporation’s 12th annual College Pathways program, a free day of workshops on preparing f...

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Outgoing VSAC Chief to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Don Vickers, who will retire in June after 25 years as the chief executive of Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), has been chosen to receive the Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New England Boa...

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VSAC Begins Federal Loan Servicing Contract

WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) has joined other state-based nonprofits working under government contract to service federal education loans.

Servicing involves issuing loan bills, helping borrowers selec...

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Longtime VSAC Chief Plans Retirement

Don Vickers used the occasion of his 41st anniversary as an employee of the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) to publicly announce his plans to retire as the organization’s chief executive on June 30, 2013.

Vickers jo...

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VSAC Receives Continued Funding to Assist Public Service Lawyers

WINOOSKI — Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) has received a grant of $51,515 from the U.S. Department of Justice to go toward student loan forgiveness for attorneys who work as state prosecutors or state or federal pub...

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Hold the Line on Debt, but Don’t Give Up the Schooling

By Don Vickers

A month ago, I joined other Vermonters in calling for more reasonable interest rates on federal education loans so that we don’t price students and their families out of higher education.

Today, I issue a word of caution — namely...

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