VSAC Statement on Governor Shumlin’s State of the State address, January 7, 2016
Statement from Scott Giles, President & CEO, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. - Governor Shumlin’s State of the State address, January 7, 2016
"Governor Shumlin is casting a much-needed spotlight on higher education in Vermont. Vermont, like most other states, struggles to narrow the economic opportunity gap. Education and training after high school provide one of the most powerful means to narrow this gap."
“Vermont’s future depends on a well-educated workforce and our ability to attract, grow and retain businesses here. Education will be key to Vermonters’ careers and prosperity."
“In creating the Universal Children’s Savings Account law, the Legislature embraced equal access and affordability in education and training after high school. Governor Shumlin’s call for state funding can help create a vision for the future of Vermont where every Vermont child can pursue higher education or training after high school."
“We at VSAC, which administers Vermont’s only 529 college savings plan, believe this is a powerful opportunity to ultimately see many, many more young Vermonters aspire to further their education and complete their degrees. We commend the Legislature and the Governor for their commitment to Vermont’s students."