South Burlington, VT and Eagle River, WI

FINANCIAL AID INFO: Available For Those Who Qualify

The first step on the road to financial aid assistance is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As indicated, the application is free and the applicant is under no obligation to attend any school listed on the application.

To access the application electronically, please visit www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Tips for completing the application:

Other Grants and Scholarships:

If you are a Vermont resident, apply for the Vermont Incentive Grant by visiting www.vsac.org. Click on Grants in the blue box to the right. The Vermont Incentive Grant is the first one listed. Click on How to Apply for further instructions.

Tip: Applicants will have to create a user id and password to apply!

Outside of Vermont:
Contact your state higher education authority to find out more about your state’s grant application and eligibility requirements.

VSAC Scholarship Program
If you are a Vermont resident and will be attending during the next academic year, apply for the VSAC-assisted scholarships. For more information about the programs, visit www.vsac.org.

American Welding Society (AWS) District Scholarship can be accessed at www.aws.org. Click on Education on the top toolbar then Scholarships and District on left side of the Scholarship page. Applications may also be obtained at AWI’s Financial Aid office.

Tip: Scholarship application deadline is March 1st for the following academic year.

If you or your parents are affiliated with organizations such as the Lion’s Club, Knight’s of Columbus or credit unions etc. check for scholarship opportunities. In addition, employers may have scholarship programs available for employees and their dependents.

The Department of Labor has been allocated funding to award WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) grants to those who qualify. Please contact your local Department of Labor for more information.

Additional Loan Options:

For Parents:

Direct PLUS Loan information can be found at www.studentloans.gov . Under Learn More click on Direct Loan Overview for more information.

For Students:

The Vermont Advantage Loan, serviced by Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC), is a private student loan available to the student with a co-signer. This loan requires a credit check and is available to Vermont residents or nonresidents attending a Vermont school. Visit www.vsac.org for more information.

Tip: You are not required to take either of these loans. If you, or your parents, have other resources that are more beneficial to your financial situation, please feel free to explore those possibilities. However, if you are an enrolled student, the financial aid department requires that you contact us as soon as all private financing is secured.

For Veterans:

Our programs are GI Bill accepted for the use of educational benefits. Apply at www.gibill.va.gov.

GI Bill®: For those who qualify that are members of Active Duty, National Guard, Selective Service, and their families.  GI Bill Benefits will assist you to cover the payment of education for AWI’s Full Time Programs.  For more information about eligibility for the education benefits, you can contact the Veterans Administration at the phone number 1-888-442-4551 (Hit #1, then #0).