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Who is eligible?

Vermont residents enrolled in specific programs at VSCS institutions with a family income less than $150,000 and do NOT have a prior bachelor's degree. New or returning VSCS students are eligible.

When can I take courses?

The program covers courses in Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and, for VTC LPN students, the summer term.

What costs are covered?

Tuition for eligible students is covered in full when the scholarship is combined with federal and state grants. This scholarship is last-dollar and is intended to be applied after state and federal grants and scholarships, and tuition waivers. If your employer is offering a tuition reimbursement program, please be in touch with your institution's financial aid office.

Other costs, such as textbooks, materials, room and board, or other fees are not covered and will be the responsibility of the student.

Am I eligible if I already have a bachelor's degree?

Due to limited funds, program eligibility is limited to students without a bachelor’s degree.

Is there a priority deadline?

Yes. For 2022-2023:

What are the limits for 300% of the federal poverty line by household size?

If your household size is…   

Your income limit is…
Add $4,730 for each person in your household over 8 people   

You may also be eligible for other tuition-free and scholarship programs.

This year, the State of Vermont is offering millions of dollars in scholarships, free tuition, and other financial aid opportunities at the Vermont State Colleges. This is not the only opportunity available to Vermonters this year.

A full list of programs can be found here. There's never been a better time to pursue college or training in Vermont!