Registration opens for VSAC’s College Pathways events
Free workshops help families navigate the college search and financial aid
WINOOSKI (February 1, 2016) – High school students and parents can now register for one of the Vermont Student Assistance Corp.’s College Pathways events, featuring free workshops at locations across the state:
• Saturday, March 19 at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. (lunch provided)
• Saturday, April 2 at Castleton University in Castleton, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (lunch provided)
• Monday evening, April 4 at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, 3:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with the Northeast Kingdom College Fair (pizza for workshop attendees!)
Now in its 15th year, College Pathways covers the entire college process, including creating a college list that fits student needs and family finances, specifics on how to apply, strategies for taking SATs and ACTs, writing an application essay that stands out, understanding college costs and financial aid, and more. New this year: “What I Wish I had Known,” where student panelists give perspectives on applying and going to college – what worked (and what didn’t!), plus the challenges, successes and surprises once they got there.
Register for workshops and get info at www.vsac.org/CollegePathways. Attendees will be entered in drawings for a chance to win an iPad!
Here’s what past attendees said:
• “I was so confused and anxious about my future. This workshop gave me many helpful tips. Thank you!” (student)
• “The SAT/ACT prep blew my mind.” (student)
• “Thinking about college is overwhelming … but now I know where to begin. You provided excellent guidelines & resources.” (parent)
To reserve your seat, register at www.vsac.org/CollegePathways. Walk-ins are welcome too!
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