Whether your child is a senior in high school or still has a long way to go before heading off to college or career training, careful planning is critical to success in higher education.
We can help guide you and your child throughout the journey toward college or career training. And, we can help you make smart financial decisions all along the way! Check out the links below to get started.
How do families pay for college?
VSAC can help you make a plan for your family.
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VT Advantage Parent Loan: Low rates & local service.
VSAC's fixed-rate loan for parents has lower rates than the federal PLUS & can be used for a student's undergraduate or graduate education.
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Start saving for college with just $25! (And get a tax credit.)
Start small so your kids can dream big, with Vermont's 529 college savings plan -- and get a VT income tax credit on annual contributions.
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Resources (PDFs, eBooks, Spreadsheets, Infographics)

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Dual Enrollment Step by Step Education Professional, A Parent, A High School Student, A Foster Youth PDF
More Education = More Options Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth Infographic
Learn More to Earn More Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth Infographic
Sample Financial Aid Award Notifications Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying for Financial Aid, Student Aid Options, Student Loan PDF
Saving for College brochure Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, Preparing for College Costs, Saving for College PDF
Career Interest Checklist Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Exploring Career Options PDF
Questions to Ask the Financial Aid Officer Adult Student, A Parent, A High School Student PDF
College Financial Aid Checklist Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying for Financial Aid, Applying to College PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying to College, Preparing for College Costs, Searching for a College PDF
Paying for college powerpoint Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying for Financial Aid, Preparing for College Costs, Student Aid Options PDF

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