Adult Ed Financial Aid & Policies

Eligible students may qualify for tuition assistance through the VSAC non-degree grant. Please apply for this program immediately if you are considering a course and need tuition support. Students who meet income and employment guidelines may also qualify for support through the Vermont Department of Labor, and students with disabilities may qualify through the Vermont Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. However, both of these organizations require applications at least 2 weeks before a program start date. Please call 802-382-1004 for more information.

Age Requirements

  • Children under 10 are not permitted.
  • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Instructor will be consulted regarding appropriateness. May not attend lab-based classes.
  • Students 14-16 are permitted in non-lab classes only, and with signed parental consent.  Examples would be language class, computer classes, medical terminology, CPR.
  • Students 16-18 are permitted in most classes, including labs, with signed parental consent.  Examples would be LNA, welding, forklift, culinary.  
  • Students must be over 18 prior to enrolling in certain classes with State-mandated age restrictions such as CDL.

Daytime Technical Programs

Adults without high school diplomas (or with a GED) may apply for free training in daytime technical programs. Tuition is charged to adults with a high school diploma and non-Vermont residents. Call (802) 382-1004 for more information or to apply. Fall semester registration is open now.

Class Cancellation Information

Adult division evening classes will be cancelled any time that the Hannaford Career Center or Middlebury UHS classes are canceled. In addition, some classes may be cancelled because of other reasons or storms that develop later in the day. Cancellation information will be posted here.

Financial Assistance

Vermont Student Assistance Corp
Cathy Hunter  877-961-4369

Vermont Department of Labor
Michelle Thompson  802-382-4029

Vermont Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Sue Scott  802-388-4671

If you have been denied or are ineligible for these programs, you may qualify for a partial scholarship through the Hannaford Career Center – Financial Aid Form

Tuition and Refund Policy

Tuition refunds may be requested by individuals by notifying the PAHCC Adult Education Office at 802-382-1004 of your intent to withdraw from a class. Students who withdraw at least five business days before the beginning of a class will receive a full refund. Students who withdraw after this date may receive a pro-rated refund at the discretion of the Assistant Director for Adult Education not to exceed the pro-rated schedule for institutional payees listed below.

Tuition refunds will be made to institutional payees based on the following schedule:

Attendance of two weeks or less…………………………..refund 80% less $50 registration fee
Attendance of two to three weeks………………………..refund 60% less $50 registration fee
Attendance of three to four weeks ……………………….refund 40% less $50 registration fee
Attendance of four to five weeks………………………….refund 20% less $50 registration fee
If a student notifies PAHCC of their intent to withdraw later than five weeks after the start of a course, no refund shall be issued.

If an individual class is rescheduled due to inclement weather or other reason, students will be given a choice of either a make-up class or pro-rated refund. If a course offering is cancelled by PAHCC due to low enrollment or any other cause, students will be issued a full refund.

Contact Information

Len Schmidt  
Director of Adult Technical Education  | (802) 382-1005

Denise Senesac
Administrative Assistant | (802) 382-1004