College and Financial Aid Information

 
 

EBSCO LearningExpress LibraryOnline academic (college admissions test prep) and career-related resources (job search and career exploration) To login to the EBSCO LearningExpress Library, use the VUHS registration link.  As a new users, click on Sign In/Register, then click Register. Enter your name and email address and create a new password, but you do not need to enter a library card number. If you do not have an email address, or would rather not use it, click “I'd rather NOT register with my email”, and create a username, password, and security question.   You can use your email address/username and password to login from then on. Once you’ve registered, you can use the shorter link - https://www.learningexpresshub.com/

 
 
To view the VSAC Paying for College Guide to Financial Aid Brochure (What Vermont students and families need to know and do), click here.
 
 
Click here for the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation website.  The Resources tab has pages of PDF documents which may help answer all your questions, click here.

Another VSAC Resource for financial aid is here.
 

DO YOU NEED HELP INTERPRETING FINANCIAL  AID PACKAGE INFORMATION?  With financial aid packages arriving from schools in the form of award letters, parents and students are starting to look at real numbers in terms of the cost of college. There are lots of different types of aid and loans. The information can be confusing and a bit overwhelming. We have added some resources to the School Counseling web page to help families as they sort through their award letters to get to the ‘bottom line’. To access a comparison tool created by VSAC, click here; this link opens into an excel sheet/google sheet - you will need to make a copy of it if you wish to use this tool.  To view another VSAC tool as a resource for answers to questions regarding financial aid and interpreting award letters click here

 
Use the College Board website for official college planning and preparation.  You will find many tools there to help you succeed.
 
CSS Profile (financial aid online form required by a number of colleges), https://profileonline.collegeboard.org

Other helpful web sites:
 

Department of Education Financial Aid for Students
https://studentaid.ed.gov/

FAFSA on the web
www.fafsa.ed.gov

Student Guide to Federal Aid
https://studentaid.ed.gov/


Financial Aid Information
www.finaid.org

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC)
vsac.org

 
College Affordability and Transparency Center
 
Mapping Your Future