The session is free and open to the public.
The presentation, which normally runs about one and a half to two hours, provides students and their parents with information on financial aid and other resources available to pay for college. Time is allotted for questions.
Among the topics covered are types of financial aid, ways to apply, how family contribution is calculated, how financial aid is awarded, student and parent loans, and alternative payment options. VSAC is a public nonprofit created by the state to help Vermonters plan and pay for education or training beyond high school. VSAC administers the Vermont Higher Education Investment Plan; state grants for full-time, part-time and non-degree study; public and private scholarships; and private education loans. In addition, VSAC sponsors online career and college planning tools, a free lending library, and presentations aimed at helping Vermonters prepare for life after high school.