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Is an hour of your time worth $1,000? VSAC thinks so.

Facebook Live event gives step-by-step help to apply for $25M in grants & scholarships

WINOOSKI (November 25, 2019)— Join Vermont Student Assistance Corp. for its Facebook Live event, Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., on how to apply for a Vermont state grant and any of the 150+ scholarships managed by VSAC.

Every year, Vermont families leave millions of dollars of financial aid on the table by failing to file either the federal or state financial aid forms -- $4.5 million last year, according to NerdWallet.com.

VSAC makes about $25 million in grants and scholarships to Vermont students. Last year, eligible students received grants from $1,000 to $12,300. That’s free money that doesn’t have to be paid back.

Students can also apply for any of the over 150 Vermont-based scholarships (more free money) that are offered to students who want to continue their education or training after high school.

For both grants and scholarships, you have to apply to be considered. But it only takes about an hour to complete both applications. We think it's worth the time, and we'll help you get it done.

Join the Facebook Live event on Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, when VSAC's financial aid experts will walk you through the applications question by question. Log in at the VSAC Facebook page on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. or click on the event link here.

More ways VSAC can help. 

  • Haven’t filed the FAFSA? Watch our guided walk-through on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (viewed over 1,500 times since October!)
  • Join us on FAFSA Fridays throughout the fall.
  • Call our toll-free FAFSA helpline at 1-833-802-VSAC (8722) Monday-Friday, 8-4:30. Or make an appointment to complete your financial aid applications with a VSAC counselor.
  • Download the Senior Year Planning Checklist to stay on track with recommendations, applications, and financial aid.

About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.org or submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives