If you’ve come up through the foster care system, you have access to unique financial aid options that can help you get the education you’ll need to take the next step toward the career you want. We’re here to help you access those options—and to help support you in your journey to higher education. Check out the links below to get started.
The college search & you
Compare colleges & training programs to find your fit.
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FAFSA first! Money for college starts here.
All about why you need to do the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
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Scholarships = free $ for college.
Did you know there are Vermont scholarships for foster-care youth?
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The 1, 2, 3 of applying to college
We'll guide you through the application process.
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Solving the $$ puzzle
How financial aid works & how to apply.
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Need training? Choose your path!
Find out about job training & certificate programs that match your needs.
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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
What Is Success? You Decide Adult Student, Education Professional, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Exploring Career Options PDF
What Do You Look for In a Job? Adult Student, Education Professional, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Exploring Career Options 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
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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