Part 3 Vermont grants 2012 Vermont grant Vermont grant application • Application must be filed and completed in order for student to be eligible for a VT grant. • Available January 1, 2015, for 2015–2016. • Apply online (for degree and non-degree grants). At vsac.org, click on myVSAC. Vermont grant link from FAFSA Vermont grant It all begins with myVSAC. • myVSAC account is for the student. • Students use the same myVSAC account when applying for VT grants and VSAC-assisted scholarships for each year of enrollment. • Contact information must be updated (e-mail & postal addresses) for efficient communication. • Students who lose/forget myVSAC login should follow prompts to be reminded. Do not create a new account! submit a VT grant application Vermont grant Notifications • Requests for information: E-mail first; if no response in 10 days, another notification is e-mailed. • Paper letter is mailed if student does not log in within 20 days of initial request. • Paper requests for tax return updates will happen after April 15. Vermont grant Updates • New questions on application about VAST and full-time early college. • Parent and student tax and W-2 uploader using myVSAC. • Reduction in the number of follow-up requests for W-2 forms. special circumstances Examples of special circumstances • Change in employment status. • Medical bills not covered by insurance. • Change in parent/student marital status. • Unusual dependent care expenses. • Student is unable to obtain parental information due to incarceration, abusive situation, or no relationship with parents and cannot qualify under other self-supporting questions. • Natural disasters – expenses not reimbursed by insurance or FEMA. special circumstances • Still need to be communicated to financial aid office and to Vermont grant program at VSAC. • Dollar amounts are required. • Documentation often needed.
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