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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Paying for college session summary Education Professional, A Parent, An Employer, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying for Financial Aid, Preparing for College Costs, Student Aid Options PDF
Finding Colleges That Fit Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying to College, Searching for a College PDF
Education by Degrees Adult Student, A Parent, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Exploring Career Options, Searching for a College PDF
High or Low: How Will You Go? Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, 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
Challenging Conventional Wisdom Education Professional, A Parent, 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 Guide for students attending college in 2017-2018 Looking for a Loan, Education Professional, A Parent, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying for Financial Aid, Parent Loan, Preparing for College Costs, Student Aid Options, Student Loan PDF
College Admissions Toolkit Adult Student, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying to College PDF
College Admissions Checklist Adult Student, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Applying to College PDF
Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing Guide Adult Student, Unsure About College, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Exploring Career Options PDF
VSAC Scholarship Booklet Adult Student, Education Professional, A Parent, A High School Student, A Servicemember or Veteran, A Foster Youth, Student Aid Options PDF

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