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VSAC Celebrates Achievements of First-Generation Students

Recognizing the need to make education accessible and opportunity equitable, VSAC is celebrating the achievements of students who persevere.

VSAC honors post-secondary achievement as part of the Council on Education’s First-Generation Celebration Day, held annually on November 8. First-Generation Day traditionally honors the success of first-in-their-family graduates...

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VSAC Streamlines Use of Education Savings Funds with Prepaid Debit Card

Debit Card Allows Students to Seamlessly Charge Eligible Expenses to Their VT529 Accounts

Winooski, VT, October 26, 2023 – Students and parents may now draw upon their VT529 education savings with a VT529 Mastercard debit card, which will allow account users more flexibility in using the funds they have saved for...

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Back-to-School: Vermont Leaders Expand Access to Education and Training

By Scott Giles, President

As summer unfolds, students are getting ready for the school year ahead. This year, back-to-school is a bit more financially manageable for many Vermont’s families, thanks to Vermont leaders who made an exceptional investment to...

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VSAC Receives $50,000 to Support Afghan Refugees

VSAC has been awarded $50,000 from the State Refugee Office of the Vermont Agency of Human Services to serve people from Afghanistan who immigrate to Vermont

The funding, which will run through VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), will enable VSAC to counsel Afghans on education and careers, as well as travel, materials, translation, and interpretation.

Hundreds of Afghans...

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Statement on the Adjournment of the 2023 Legislative Session

By Scott Giles, President

The 2023 legislative session delivered transformative education and workforce training initiatives for students, parents, and Vermont. With many newly elected lawmakers, there was a palpable sense of energy under the Golden Dome.

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Babies Receive Education Savings

Babies born 5/29 receive $100 in a VT529 education savings account from VSAC and Vermont Hospitals

Parents of one lucky baby opened her VT529 account before she was born!

There’s no doubt that the to-do list is long for parents of newborns. Recognizing that those first days are busy, and it’s never too early to start saving...

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