Stipends still 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 (November 6, 2014) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is reminding juniors and seniors that there is a $150 stipend available to eligible students who plan to take a dual enrollment course next semester.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. administers this new program that provides $50,000 in stipends this year to help eligible high school students cover the costs of books, fees and travel associated with dual enrollment courses.

Students who plan to take a dual enrollment class, are eligible for free- and reduced-price lunch and need additional financial assistance to cover the costs of books, fees or travel, will be automatically considered for an annual stipend of $150 to assist with these costs. Funds are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Vermont’s dual enrollment program allows high school students to take two college courses tuition-free while still in high school. Dual enrollment courses are offered on college campuses, online or on-site at a participating high school.

When students apply for a dual enrollment voucher at vtdualenrollment.org, they are asked if they are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch and if they will incur any costs associated with taking the dual enrollment course (textbooks, fees, transportation).  They are also asked to agree to share this information with VSAC for purposes of processing the stipends.

For more information on the dual enrollment program and obtaining a voucher, visit http://vtdualenrollment.org/ or email Marcia Corey at Corey@vsac.org.

About VSAC

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school.  VSAC administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan; outreach services to encourage low-income students to aspire to and complete college; college and career planning services for all Vermonters; need-based state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarship programs; and private education loans. Find us at www.vsac.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VermontStudentAssistanceCorporation.

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