“It is no longer possible for this can to be kicked further down the road, with hopes that the individual institutions and the chancellor’s office will come up with cost reductions substantial enough to achieve long-term financial sustainability, without help from the Legislature working in partnership with the governor’s office.”
More than 85% percent of the survey respondents said financial aid is “highly” or “critically” important to their ability to pursue higher ed. First-generation college students, women, and first-year students were significantly more likely to say that.
Many are uncertain if the schools they’ve been planning attend will even be able to offer in-person instruction when fall rolls around.
The directive does not apply to private loans, including those held by state student loan authorities, and VSAC says it is not currently enacting similar COVID-19 debt relief measures for its own borrowers.
News Release — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. June 26, 2019 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] WINOOSKI (June 26, 2019)— Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is giving over $1.3 million in interest rebates to borrowers this year, part of its “borrower benefits” program that has saved students $181 million in loan costs since 1995. “There’s no […]
The ongoing VSAC study shows 34% of all grads obtained a college degree in four years.
TJ Donovan says his office has noticed a big uptick in calls from people who have been ripped off by companies offering student debt relief.
News Release — VSAC Oct. 1, 2018 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Yes, you should FAFSA now. WINOOSKI (October 1, 2018) — Bernie wants you to FAFSA. A new video from Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) makes the case for filling out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “As tuition costs continue […]
Educators from the Vermont Student Assistance Corp., Vermont State Colleges and the Agency of Education, jointly developing the course, want to help students avoid remedial math in college.
News Release — VSAC April 30, 2018 VSAC Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] VAHHS Media Contact: Judy Stermer 802-223-3461 x107 [email protected] Every baby born at a VT hospital May 29 to receive a $100 VHEIP account WINOOSKI (April 30, 2018) – Lucky babies born May 29 in Vermont will receive $100 deposit into a […]
VSAC President Scott Giles says the out-of-state grants are especially crucial for low-income Vermonters.
Should we legislate limiting learning opportunities in order to keep our taxpayer dollars at Vermont colleges and universities?
The senator says the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. needs to do more to help students learn of ways to pay for college. Also, apprenticeships need to be promoted.
The governor spoke at the launch of 70x2025vt, an initiative to encourage 70 percent of Vermonters to have postsecondary training by 2025.