The process of determining how to finance your son or daughter's education can be confusing and, at times, frustrating.
In an effort to help you understand the financial aid process better, we have listed a few helpful reminders. If you have questions, feel free to contact any member of the Financial Aid staff by phone at 802-635-1380.
Important Information About Financial Aid
- The first year in which your son or daughter applies for financial aid, he/she will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and file it with the U.S. Department of Education as soon after January 1 as possible. In subsequent years, your son or daughter should receive the FAFSA Renewal.
- Complete the VSAC grant application if your son or daughter is a Vermont resident. Check with your home state higher education agency for filing requirements if he or she is an out-of-state student.
- Respond promptly to any requests for additional information from the Financial Aid Office. (We send letters to students via their campus mailbox.)
- (Transfer applicants only) If your son or daughter has attended another institution during summer 2001 or fall 2001, a financial aid transcript is required from that institution.
- Students must return their award letter and indicate which types of aid they wish to accept and/or decline. Award letters must be returned within three weeks of receipt.
- If your son or daughter is eligible for a Federal Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, the loan will be awarded as part of his/her financial aid package. To accept these loans, your son/daughter needs to sign and return the award letter to the Financial Aid Office.
- Promissory notes will be sent to the student by the guarantee agency.
- Watch for information about application deadlines for JSC scholarships.
- Students who wish to find employment on campus should attend the work-study/non-work-study job fair held in the first week of the semester. Check with the Financial Aid Office for the dates of the fair.