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VSAC Offers Free College Planning Events

News Release — VSAC March 2, 2017 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Take the stress out of the college search and financial aid with College Pathways WINOOSKI (March 2, 2016) – Thousands of Vermont students and parents have gotten a leg up on college planning through VSAC’s College Pathways events. Get the same help […]

VSAC Study Finds 6 in 10 Previously Unemployed Vermonters Working After Completing Nondegree Courses

News Release — VSAC Jan. 26, 2017 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Governor Scott says grant program stimulates workforce development, Vermont economy WINOOSKI (January 26, 2017)—Vermont’s landmark nondegree grant program pays off in career opportunities and employment gains, according to a new study from Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Among adult students who were unemployed […]

VSAC’s Efficiency Efforts Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification for Sixth Straight Year

News Release — VSAC Nov. 28, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Winooski headquarters ranks in top 10 percent across the U.S. WINOOSKI (November 28, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification for the sixth year in a row, racking up its highest score yet […]

VSAC College Scholarship Booklet Now Available Online, in High Schools

News Release — VSAC Nov. 16, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected]  168 programs worth over $5 million for eligible Vermonters for academic year 2017-2018 WINOOSKI (November 16, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. has released its annual booklet, Scholarships for Vermonters, the ultimate guide to learn more about available scholarships and how to […]

Fall for Fafsa: Vermont’s October challenge

News Release — VSAC Oct. 3, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Fast, easier filing means more financial aid for Vermonters ESSEX (October 3, 2016) – Congressman Peter Welch (D-Vt.) kicked off Vermont’s October campaign to file the Fafsa, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid at the Center for Technology in Essex, highlighting […]

VSAC gets slight boost in federal grant to help students

The money coming to the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. is part of the federal Talent Search program and is a small increase over the past five-year grant of $2.2 million.

VSAC’s ‘Paying for College’ Workshop Looks at New Changes to Financial Aid

News Release — Vermont Student Assistance Corp. Sept. 8, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Learn about new FAFSA changes to maximize financial aid awards WINOOSKI (September 8, 2016) – Changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or the FAFSA, are here. Find out what it means for your financial aid plans […]

VSAC receives grants from J. Warren and Lois McClure Foundation

News Release — VSAC June 27, 2016 VSAC Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] New Franklin County initiative, training for personalized learning plans funded WINOOSKI (June 27, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp., the voice for Vermonters who continue their education and training after high school, has been selected to receive two grants from the […]

VSAC cutting 55 employees as part of refocusing mission

The Vermont Student Assistance Corp. says it is abandoning the business of servicing direct federal loans because it wasn’t breaking even on it.

VSAC and State Treasurer Beth Pearce Announce Initiative to Lower Loan Costs for Vermont Parents and Students

News Release — VSAC May 24, 2016 Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] New Vermont Advantage loans will benefit from local investment financing program WINOOSKI (May 24, 2016) – Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and State Treasurer Beth Pearce today announced that $4 million in local investment financing will be directed to lower the fixed rates […]

VSAC to open college savings accounts for babies born on ‘529 Day’

News Release — VSAC May 9, 2016 VSAC Media Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240 [email protected] Every baby born at a VT hospital May 29 to receive a $100 VHEIP account WINOOSKI (May 9, 2016) – Each baby born at a Vermont hospital on May 29 this year will receive a $100 deposit into a Vermont 529 […]

Norwich and VSAC team up on science and technology scholarships for Vermont students

News Release — Norwich University May 4, 2016 Norwich Contact: Daphne Larkin 802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m), [email protected] VSAC Contact: Sabina Haskell 802-542-2240, [email protected] Program aims to open up technical degrees to more Vermont students and encourage them to remain in state after graduation. NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University is partnering with the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation […]

Margolis: Fate of student aid bill leaves powerful impression

Four of the six Senate Education Committee members were invited — or perhaps summoned — to a meeting in the office of the Senate president. When it ended, a bill affecting the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. was effectively dead.