23
Sep

VSAC workshops help families manage college costs & fill out financial aid forms

File the FAFSA early to make smart education choices that fit your pocketbook

WINOOSKI (September 23, 2019)—Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops at over 50 local high schools beginning in early October through November to help families learn how to manage college costs and to fill out financial aid forms.

 

Each 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.

 

At the Financial Aid & Managing College Costs workshop, families will get an overview on how pay for college costs and the different types of financial aid available. VSAC will also share with families several resources and websites that offer additional tools to file financial aid forms.

 

VSAC’s Financial Aid Forms workshop offers guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and the Vermont State Grant application. The FAFSA is the basis for determining eligibility for federal Pell grants, the Vermont State Grant, financial aid from the school that the student attends, and for student loans. Income-eligible students average nearly $6,000 between the Pell and Vermont grants – that’s money that doesn’t need to be paid back.

 

Students and parents will each need to create their own FSA ID a few days prior to the workshop by visiting https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. Check out the VSAC website for a list of other information to bring to be ready to successfully complete the applications.  

 

Students and parents also can ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including how to apply for scholarships. Internet access will be available and space is limited.

 

Dates and locations for the workshops are listed below and are available online at http://www.vsac.org/events/list. Information on VSAC’s college planning resources can be found at www.vsac.org.

 

 

County

School

Date

Workshop

Addison

Mount Abraham Union High School

10/10/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30 p.m., (space is limited, please call Guidance to register in advance)

Addison

Vergennes Union High School

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30 p.m., (space is limited, please call Guidance to register in advance)

Addison

Middlebury Union High School

10/28/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., (space is limited, please call Guidance to register in advance)

Bennington

Mount Anthony Union High School

10/1/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, Senior Night with MCLA, 6 p.m., Auditorium

Bennington

Arlington Memorial High School

11/7/19

Financial Aid Forms Workshop, 6 p.m., Library Computer Room

Bennington

Mount Anthony Union High School

11/13/19

Financial Aid Forms Completion Day, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., call high school guidance office for appointment

Bennington

Mount Anthony Union High School

11/14/19

Financial Aid Forms Completion Day, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., call high school guidance office for appointment

Caledonia

St. Johnsbury Academy

10/2/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-8 p.m., Library

Caledonia

Danville School

10/8/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Library

Caledonia

Lyndon Institute

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., in the MAC

Caledonia

Hazen Union High School

11/12/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Library

Chittenden

Colchester High School

10/1/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6:30-8 p.m.

Chittenden

Winooski High School

10/10/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 5-6:30 p.m.

Chittenden

Burlington High School

10/15/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Chittenden

Milton High School

10/17/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chittenden

South Burlington High School

10/17/19

Financial Aid Forms Night, 6-7 p.m.

Chittenden

Colchester High School

10/22/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-8 p.m.

Chittenden

Champlain Valley Union High School

10/23/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-6:30p and 6:45-7:45p, Direction Center (space is limited, please call the Direction Center to reserve your spot)

Essex

Canaan Memorial High School

10/12/19

Financial Aid Forms, 9-11am, Library

Franklin

BFA Fairfax

10/10/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30-8 p.m.

Franklin

Enosburg Falls High School

10/10/19

FAFSA Night, 6-8 p.m., Library

Franklin

Missisquoi Valley Union High School

10/24/19

FAFSA Night, 6-8 p.m., Library

Franklin

Richford High School

10/24/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 5-6:30 p.m.

Grafton, NH

Hanover High School

9/24/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6:30 p.m.

Lamoille

Stowe High School

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5 p.m., Library

Orange

Blue Mountain Union High School

10/2/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6 p.m.

Orange

Randolph Union High School

10/7/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Media Center

Orange

Williamstown High School

10/7/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m.

Orange

Blue Mountain Union High School

10/16/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30 p.m.

Orange

Oxbow Union High School

10/17/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6 p.m.

Orange

Thetford Academy

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Library

Orange

Oxbow Union High School

10/29/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Library

Orleans

North Country Union High School

9/19/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6-8 p.m., Library

Orleans

Lake Region Union High School

10/2/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30 p.m., Library

Orleans

North Country Union High School

10/12/19

Financial Aid Forms, 12:30-3 p.m., Library

Orleans

Craftsbury Academy

10/16/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30 p.m., The Common Room

Orleans

North Country Union High School

11/7/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5-7 p.m., Library

Rutland

Otter Valley Union High School

9/19/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6 p.m., Arden Hayden Library

Rutland

Otter Valley Union High School

10/3/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Computer Room

Rutland

Fair Haven Union High School

10/10/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Computer Lab

Rutland

Mill River Union High School

10/16/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Computer Lab

Rutland

West Rutland School

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms Completion, 5:30 p.m., School Library

Rutland

Poultney High School

10/30/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Computer Lab

Rutland

Rutland High School

11/12/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Library Media Center

Rutland

Proctor Jr/Sr High School

11/13/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Computer Lab

Washington

Northfield High School

9/25/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6:30 p.m., Library

Washington

Spaulding High School

10/15/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30 p.m.

Washington

U-32

10/16/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Washington

Twinfield High School

10/17/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30 p.m., library

Washington

Harwood Union High School

10/22/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m.

Washington

Cabot High School

10/24/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-8 p.m., Library

Washington

U-32

10/29/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Washington

Montpelier High School

10/30/19

Financial Aid Forms, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Washington

Northfield High School

11/5/19

Financial Aid Forms, 3-7 p.m., Library

Washington

Northfield High School

11/20/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 6 p.m., Library

Windham

Bellows Falls Union High School

10/10/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Library

Windham

Vermont Academy

10/11/19

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs, 3 p.m., College Seminar Room

Windham

Leland & Gray Union High School

10/15/19

Financial Aid Forms, 3-4:30 p.m. and 5-6:30p, Library

Windham

Brattleboro Union High School

10/30/19

Financial Aid Forms, 4-5:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m., Library Computer Lab

Windsor

Hartford High School

9/26/19

Financial Aid Overview, 6 p.m., Library

Windsor

Hartford High School

10/9/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., Library

Windsor

Springfield High School

10/16/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., School Library

Windsor

Windsor High School

10/22/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6-7:30 p.m., Upstairs Conference Room

Windsor

Green Mountain Union High School

11/5/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6:30 p.m., School Library

Windsor

Black River High School

11/7/19

Financial Aid Forms, 6 p.m., School Library

 

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