VSAC sets January workshops for students seeking college financial aid

VSACVermont Student Assistance Corp. will offer free workshops to help families fill out financial aid forms at local high schools in January.

These informal workshops offer guidance on filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and Vermont grant forms. Students and parents can also ask questions and learn about the college financial aid process, including scholarships.

Internet access will be available and space is limited. Participants should bring the following: Social Security number; most recent federal tax return; and most recent W-2 or year-end pay stub. All documentation will be confidential and used solely to fill out individual forms.

Dates and times include:

Wednesday, Jan. 7

  • Green Mountain Union High School, 716 Route 103 South, Chester; 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drop in for assistance in the school library
  • Fair Haven Union High School, 33 Mechanic St., Fair Haven; 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

  • Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St., Brandon; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call guidance to make an appointment: 802-247-6833
  • Springfield High School, 303 South St., Springfield; iMac Lab, 6–8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

  • West Rutland High School, 713 Main St., West Rutland; 2–6 p.m. To reserve space, call the guidance department at 802-438-2288
  • Mill River Union High School, 2321 Middle Road, North Clarendon; 6 p.m.
  • Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Ave., Middlebury; Learning Center, 7 p.m. To reserve space, call 802-382-1500

Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 20-22

  • Rutland High School, 22 Stratton Road, Rutland; RHS Media Center, by appointment on: Jan. 20 & 21: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Jan. 22: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Or drop-in on Jan. 22: 7–8 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 22

  • Woodstock Union High School, Library, 100 Amsden Way, Woodstock; 6–8 p.m.
  • Windsor High School, 105 Main St., Windsor Computer Lab; 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

  • Otter Valley Union High School, 2997 Franklin St., Brandon; By appointment: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call guidance to make an appointment: 802-247-6833 Or drop-in for general public: 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

  • Poultney High School, 154 East Main St., Poultney, Computer Lab; 6 p.m.

Contact the high school in the event of weather-related cancellations or postponements. For a complete schedule of VSAC’s Financial Aid Forms Nights, go to www.vsac.org/schedule. Information on VSAC’s college planning resources can be found at www.vsac.org and www.vsacroadmaps.org.

These workshops are funded through a grant from USA Funds, a nonprofit organization that promotes preparation for, access to and success in higher education.

Vermont Student Assistance Corp. 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.

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