Time to register for College Pathways 2016!

February 7th, 2016

Watch the video!

Are you a high school sophomore or junior (or the parent of one!) who are unsure how to search for the right college “fit”? Aspire to go but aren’t sure how to get in or afford college? Or don’t know what to study or even if they should apply?

Come to VSAC’s free College Pathways 2016 event! Workshops for parents and students will cover searching, applying step-by-step (including tips for students considering highly selective colleges), and paying for college; choosing majors; writing a slam-dunk essay that sets you apart; playing college sports, SAT/ACT prep and more.

New this year: What I Wish I Had Known — student panelists give perspectives on applying and going to college, plus the challenges, successes and surprises once they got there.

This year’s event will be held at three college campus locations/dates:

  • Saturday, March 19, St. Michael’s College, 9:30 am -2:45 pm (lunch provided)
  • Saturday, April 2, Castleton University, 9:30 am -2:00 pm (lunch provided)
  • Monday evening, April 4, Lyndon State College (with the NEK college fair; pizza provided)

Registration is now open, with details on all workshops and sites at www.vsac.org/collegepathways.

VSAC Stories

February 2nd, 2016

Stories from around Vermont from VSAC grant recipients

VSAC invited students to share their stories about what it means to receive a Vermont State Grant. Want to share your story, too? Tell us in a short video how the Vermont State Grant helps you further your education. All you have to do is upload to Google Drive and share with [email protected]. We’ll take it from there and put you on the map! Questions? Just email me and I’ll help you get started.

Newcomb’s Cartoon View Of Life Without VSAC

June 30th, 2009

Vermont cartoonist Tim Newcomb, a VSAC borrower, published this cartoon in support of VSAC’s local loan servicing, at risk of elimination if an Obama administration federal direct lending proposal is enacted. (Published with permission.)

Newcomb cartoon

Newcomb cartoon

“Having had two kids just go through the college loan process, VSAC has been the only sane and humane lender out there. You get human beings—Vermonters—on the phone who are pleasant, intelligent, and helpful. From a consumer point of view they’ve been great.” Tim Newcomb