College and Financial Aid Information

Free Money:  New Aid for the 2022-2023 School Year
Thanks to the State of Vermont and philanthropic donors, there is now more aid than ever before to help Vermonters reach their goals. Millions of dollars in aid are on the table!  MyFutureVT, Vermont’s free online hub for career and education resources, has a newly complied list of the many special financial aid programs available to Vermonters pursuing education and training in the 2022-2023 school year. Those interested in learning more about these programs can visit Advance Vermont will update the page as information changes and additional programs are announced.

EBSCO LearningExpress LibraryOnline academic (college admissions test prep) and career-related resources (job search and career exploration) To login to the EBSCO LearningExpress Library, use the VUHS registration link.  As a new users, click on Sign In/Register, then click Register. Enter your name and email address and create a new password, but you do not need to enter a library card number. If you do not have an email address, or would rather not use it, click “I'd rather NOT register with my email”, and create a username, password, and security question.   You can use your email address/username and password to login from then on. Once you’ve registered, you can use the shorter link -

To view the VSAC Paying for College Guide to Financial Aid Brochure (What Vermont students and families need to know and do), click here.
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 VSAC Resource for financial aid is here.

DO YOU NEED HELP INTERPRETING FINANCIAL  AID PACKAGE INFORMATION?  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),

Other helpful web sites:

Department of Education Financial Aid for Students

FAFSA on the web

Student Guide to Federal Aid

Financial Aid Information

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)

College Affordability and Transparency Center
Mapping Your Future