Financial Counseling

Make the best of the present and the future.

Castleton students learn personal finance the fun way at the Game of Life workshop, cosponsored by Heritage Family Credit Union.

Castleton students learn personal finance the fun way at the Game of Life workshop, cosponsored by Heritage Family Credit Union. 

Worried about paying for college? Here at Academic Support, we can help you apply for financial aid, understand your college bill, and weigh your financing options. And we know it’s hard to make ends meet when you’re a student, so we’ll show you how to create a budget.

We’ll also connect you to resources that make you savvier about money. Our counselors employ a user-friendly online course, Financial Literacy 101 (You'll need our access code, CSCTRIO, to set up your free account),  to get you up to speed about credit cards, student loans, housing and transportation options, savings, and much more. (Yes, it is possible to save money on a student budget! Come in, and we’ll show you how.)

We also offer fun, informative workshops about financial topics. Watch our Facebook page for more information.

To learn more about how we can help you reach your financial and educational goals, call (802) 468-1347, email Anita Larson, or stop by to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors. While you're at it, check out some of the resources below.

Some Helpful Resources

Tis the Season to be Saving: Yes, it is possible to enjoy the holidays and break on a student budget! 

Saving Money this Summer: Enjoy your vacation - and save money!

Really Free Money: Somewhere, there are scholarships for you. Here's how to find them.

FAFSA: Don't Delay, Do It Today! Why you should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Students Loans 101: Before you graduate, know how much you've borrowed - and how you'll pay it back.

Watch this space! More resources are forthcoming.