Weekly webinars guide Vermonters returning to learning through financial aid process and more
Vermont Business Magazine Mark your calendars for Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for free interactive webinars to help Vermonters looking for training and certificate programs – and how to get financial aid.
Beginning Tuesday, Auguset 4, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. will host weekly informational sessions via its popular “Zoom room” format, guiding participants through the financial aid process, choosing training and certificate programs for their interests – and more.
Bring your questions and get answers from VSAC’s Educational Opportunity Center counselors. You also can make follow-up appointments to individually review your personal financial aid situation. To learn more and register, visit www.vsac.org/events/list. The weekly Zoom room sessions also will be recorded for later viewing.
The weekly schedule from Aug. 4 through Sept. 1 includes:
Aug. 4: What is the Advancement Grant? Interested in funding for a credential, training, or a college class? Learn more about the Advancement Grant (formerly called the nondegree grant), how to apply, who is eligible and where you can use this funding.
Aug. 11: The impact of COVID-19 on financial aid. If your income is different this year because of the pandemic, you can appeal your financial aid. Eligible Vermonters see their grants increase on average by $2,000. Join Martha from VSAC Educational Opportunity Center.
Aug. 18: Financial aid options and how to apply. Ready to apply for financial aid? VSAC will guide you through the which financial aid applications best suit your circumstances: FAFSA, Vermont Grant or Advancement Grant applications. Our EOC counselor will virtually walk you through the forms and schedule a follow-up appointment to help you complete the applications one on one.
Aug. 25: Where do I begin? Are you ready to start college or a training program but you are not sure where to begin? Join Stacey from the VSAC EOC program to discuss what to think about as you make this big decision and learn about all the resources available to help.
Sept. 1: Online learning resources. Have you been thinking about starting college or a training program, but hesitant because everything is online right now? Join Karen from VSAC EOC program and Jenn from the Champlain Online program to learn about online learning resources to find out if this is the right time for you.
To learn about future sessions and topics, visit www.vsac.org/events/list
About VSAC – Changing Lives through Education and Training since 1965
Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a public, nonprofit agency established by the Vermont Legislature in 1965 to help Vermonters achieve their education and training goals after high school. VSAC serves students and their families in grades 7-12, as well as adults returning to school, by providing education and career planning services, need-based grants, scholarships and education loans. VSAC has awarded more than $600 million in grants and scholarships for Vermont students, and also administers Vermont’s 529 college savings plan. Share your VSAC story by email to myVSACstory@vsac.org or submit a video to YouTube. Find us at www.vsac.org or check in on Facebook and Twitter. #changing lives
Source: WINOOSKI (July 27, 2020) – VSAC