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Unlock free money through the FAFSA

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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the very first step toward obtaining free money for your education. Did you know that 62% of the Vermonters we surveyed are concerned about lack of financial aid availability, yet over $4.6 million in Pell Grant money was left on the table by the high school class of 2017 in Vermont alone?

How did this happen? 45% percent of Vermont graduates didn’t complete the FAFSA.

While the Pell Grant alone may not fund all of your education, there are resources available here in Vermont to help navigate federal financial aid. Plus, financial aid isn’t just for students looking to attend four-year colleges and universities. The FAFSA unlocks opportunities for students interested in community college; career, trade, or vocational school; and online school, too.

Here are a few ways you can find information about financial aid, including the different kinds and how to apply: