VSAC in the News

January 16, 2023

Community College of Vermont expands free tuition program to more residents

John Hawkes / NBC5

The Community College of Vermont and VSAC are expanding the 802 Opportunity Grant, offering free tuition for up to two years at CCV for Vermonters with an annual family income under $75,000.

“As a result...

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November 3, 2022

There's a lot of 'promising jobs' in Vermont. But at least one tech center can't find enough trainees for them

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...People sometimes see the prices on our programs and they go, "I don't have that kind of money!" But the reality is, most people don't. And VSAC is very generous with the funding that they have to offer. And so we work hard...

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October 28, 2022

UVM announces fifth year of tuition freeze and free tuition incentive for some Vermont students

NBC5 Report on UVM Promise. Screenshot of video.

BURLINGTON, Vt. —

The University of Vermont made a historic announcement on Friday, which will make getting a college education more affordable for thousands of Vermont families.

The university announced a new program...

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October 18, 2022

Eligibility changes made in Biden's student loan forgiveness plan

NBC5 News Team

The first application process is now available for the federal student loan debt relief program that the government is offering.

It was late August when President Joe Biden announced his plan to help cancel up to $20,000 in...

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October 5, 2022

Recent reversal on student loans could affect thousands of Vermont borrowers

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By Peter D'Auria / VTDigger.com

...The changes in the loan forgiveness criteria — enacted discreetly late last month — mean that an estimated 800,000 borrowers across the country are now no longer eligible for loan relief. ...

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October 5, 2022

Thousands of Vermonters now disqualified from student loan forgiveness

WCAX Loan Forgiveness Screenshot

By Calvin Cutler

WINOOSKI, Vt. (WCAX) - Not as many Vermont borrowers as expected will be eligible for student loan relief.

More than 11,000 Vermonters have private Federal Family Education Loans or FFEL loans.

The...

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