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Post-Secondary Education (PSE)

Part of the Reach Up family of programs, PSE can help you earn an undergraduate college degree so you can get a good paying job and support your children.

Who Is Eligible

Parents who:

  • Live in Vermont.
  • Have minor, dependent children at home.
  • Have household income under 150% of the federal poverty level.

If Your Application Is Approved

You'll get:

  • Monthly cash payments (if you are income eligible).
  • Support services like case management and help setting goals.
  • Help with childcare, transportation, and school supplies.

What You'll Have To Do

  • Get accepted into college.
  • Secure the funds for tuition. The VT Student Assistance Corporation can help.
  • Agree to work no more than 20 hours a week so you can focus on your education.

How To Apply

  1. Complete the following:
    202 - Application for Benefits (check Reach Up and answer those questions)
    202PSE - Postsecondary Education Program Application Plan
  2. Make copies of any required supporting documents.
  3. Mail your signed application and supporting documents to ADPC - Economic Services Division, 280 State Drive, Waterbury, VT 05671-1500. Or drop them off at a district office.
  4. Participate in an interview by phone or in person.

Additional Benefits

If you get PSE, you may also be eligible for:

When Your Benefit Closes

We'll automatically enroll you in Reach Ahead if you are eligible. 

Where To Learn More

If you have questions about PSE and how to apply, call 1-800-479-6151.

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