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)

Name Type Download Resource
Finding Colleges That Fit PDF
High or Low: How Will You Go? PDF
Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing Guide PDF
Learn More to Earn More Infographic
More Education = More Options Infographic
Paying for College Guide for students attending college in 2017-2018 PDF
Paying for college powerpoint PDF
Paying for college session summary PDF
Sample Financial Aid Award Notifications PDF
Taming the Tuition Monster PDF

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