State Lawmakers Advance Historic Funding for Vermont State College System

10 Sep 2020

Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont House advanced a state budget that includes a historic $56.8M of funding for the Vermont State College System. This represents a maintenance of the $30M of annual base funding, a special $23.8M emergency bridge to stabilize the colleges’ finances, and $3M for COVID-crisis workforce training.

“This is good news,” said Sophie Zdatny, Chancellor of the Vermont State College System. “It is a sign state leaders are taking action to stabilize the Vermont State College System.”

The Vermont State College System is dedicated to providing a high-quality education that is accessible, affordable, and that prepares Vermont students for the workforce and careers of the 21st century. Each year, more than 9,142 Vermonters and 1,918 out-of-state students work to better their lives and economic standing pursuing VSCS degrees.

“We know we are in a historic moment for the state college system,” said Zdatny. She continued. “This bridge funding provides us with an opportunity to make the system better, stronger and more unified, while maintaining high quality and expanding access. The growing support of the Governor and the Legislature is moving us another step in that direction.”

For more information, contact Sophie Zdatny (802) 224-3013