Vermont Business Magazine Senator Bernie Sanders is inviting Vermont high school students and their families to join him at two college fairs on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Lyndon State College and Saturday, Oct. 14 at Castleton University. Vermont colleges, universities, and certificate and apprenticeship programs will be on hand to describe the excellent post-secondary educational opportunities that are available right here in our state. The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation will explain different financial aid options that students may be eligible for, and will even help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
A series of 30-minute financial aid workshops will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 12 p.m. Attendees do not have to pre-register for workshops. Instead, they will sign-up on a first-come, first-served basis, when they arrive.
“At a time when post-secondary education is more important than ever to get a decent-paying job, we must do everything possible to make sure every high school student, who has the desire and ability, has the information they need to further their education and career prospects,” said Bernie, who serves on the Senate education committee.
The following schools and organizations will be attending both the Oct. 7 and the Oct. 14 college fairs: Castleton University, College of Saint Joseph, Community College of Vermont, Green Mountain College, Landmark College, Middlebury College, Northern Vermont University (Johnson), Northern Vermont University (Lyndon), Northlands Job Corps Center, Norwich University, Saint Michael’s College, SIT Graduate Institute, Southern Vermont College, Vermont AOE Dual Enrollment & Early College, TRIO Programs, University of Vermont, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Vermont DOL Apprenticeship Programs, Vermont Law School, Vermont Student Assistance Corporation, and the Vermont Technical College.
The following will also be attending the college fair at Lyndon State College: Adult Education – Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Champlain College, LEAP @ Lyndon, New England Culinary Institute, School of New American Farmstead, Sterling College, and the Vermont Army National Guard.
The following will also be attending the college fair at Castleton University: Adult Education – Vermont Adult Learning, Bennington College, SerVermont, Goddard College, and Marlboro College.
RSVPs are requested, but not required. Doors open at 10 a.m. Bernie will speak at 12:30 p.m.