Information from VSAC:

For Seniors:

  • - May 1st is typically the deadline to commit to a college. Use this tool to see if a school you have applied to has made any changes to their deadlines. Or call the school directly to double check.

  • - VSAC still plans to have most scholarships selected and awarded by May 1st. 

  • - Filed the FAFSA but something has changed for your family’s finances? Please reach out to the   financial aid offices at each college to update them on your circumstances.

  • - Just in case you haven’t filled out your FAFSA or Vermont State Grant applications – there’s still time! Need some pointers to get started? Watch our question-by-question walk-through of FAFSA and Grant applications on YouTube.

  • - Need help comparing financial aid offers? Compare offers from different colleges using our resources at vsac.org/financial-aid-college-costs. Watch this video listen to VSAC staff on VPR’s Vermont Edition and use VSAC’s financial aid offer comparison tool -- download the form here.

  • - As you think through all the options to pay for your education, watch this video to help you think through all the costs.

  • Here’s the link to access VSAC student loans: https://www.vsac.org/student-loans

For Juniors:

  • - Keep your college/technical training planning going: Students should be researching colleges or technical training programs. Many colleges/technical training programs are offering virtual tours right now and those can all be found on each specific college/technical program website.

  • - Updates on SAT & ACT: Recent and upcoming test dates for the SAT and ACT have been canceled. In the meantime, the College Board has lots of free SAT prep materials and ACT has free ACT prep materials. Khan Academy also offers free test prep and online learning opportunities. Here is the College and Career

  • Pathways SAT/ACT prep presentation with Matt Shagam, SAT/ACT Prep

  • - You may start thinking about college costs: watch this video to help you think through all the ways you can manage college costs.

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Check out these other helpful resources:

Writing the College Admissions Essay: https://youtu.be/QOACqFsFO1s

 

Financial Aid & Managing College Costs: https://youtu.be/8q5N9jrYyyI

 

Scholarships - Free Money!: https://youtu.be/4kKRlttdp2A

 

Strategies for the SAT and ACT: https://youtu.be/0bjaig22RHE

 

Navigating the Admissions Process: https://youtu.be/Ki9QJpKm1Ws

 

Navigating Your Way to a Better Job Through Short-Term Training and Apprenticeships: https://youtu.be/5hSWuVc9c6c

 

Funding Your Certificate or Technical Training Program: https://youtu.be/q1T2szPLhnY

 

The College Search - Finding the Right Fit: https://youtu.be/fIs6stuDTZY

 

Financial Aid Award Letters: https://youtu.be/byO-rU86_y4

 

Gap Year 101 - Answering Your Questions About the Gap Year Option: https://youtu.be/aUwh0nftMKw

 

Let's Fill Out the Vermont Grant Application: https://youtu.be/qyW91Y_6-cA

 

Let's Fill Out the FAFSA: https://youtu.be/BFuKc59TrgI