To view the VSAC Paying for College Guide to Financial Aid Brochure (What Vermont students and families need to know and do), click here.
To view the Paying for College Presentation Video please click on the links below:
Click here for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation website. The Resources tab has pages of PDF documents which may help answer all your questions, click here.
Another site recommended by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is www.vsacroadmaps.org
Another VSAC Resource for financial aid is here.
With financial aid packages arriving from schools in the form of award letters, parents and students are starting to look at real numbers in terms of the cost of college. There are lots of different types of aid and loans. The information can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. We have added some resources to the School Counseling web page to help families as they sort through their award letters to get to the ‘bottom line’. To access a comparison tool created by VSAC, click here; this link opens into an excel sheet/google sheet - you will need to make a copy of it if you wish to use this tool. To view another VSAC tool as a resource for answers to questions regarding financial aid and interpreting award letters click here.
Use the College Board website for official college planning and preparation. You will find many tools there to help you succeed.
CSS Profile (financial aid online form required by a number of colleges), https://profileonline.collegeboard.org
Other helpful web sites:
Department of Education Financial Aid for Students
FAFSA on the web
Student Guide to Federal Student Aid
FinAid.org (Financial Aid Information)
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
College Affordability and Transparency Center
Mapping Your Future