• What is Financial Aid? 

    Financial Aid is any financial assistance that helps students attend post-secondary institutions.  Such aid is provided usually provided by various sources such as federal and state agencies, colleges, foundations and corporations.  This aid can be awarded in the forms of grants, education loans, work study, and scholarships.  In order to apply for any federal financial aid, students must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    If you have questions regarding financial aid, we encourage you to contact VSAC directly at 1-800-642-3177.  

    For specific questions regarding financial aid throughout the college application process, please contact the financial aid office at each individual college as the process may vary at each institution.


    Here is a helpful tool for students and parents to use when when comparing financial aid awards from colleges and universities.  This comparison chart is provided by Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC).  We encourage families to contact the financial aid offices at the colleges and universities directly with specific questions as they arise.

    Award Comparison Tool