Realizing that many colleges face increased pressure to hold the line on spending while continuing to provide campus services, AVIC consolidates the purchasing power of the private, not-for-profit campuses in Vermont so that members may purchase select products at a discount.  AVIC offers optional group purchasing opportunities in a number of areas such as equipment leasing, office supplies, furniture, and insurance as well as access to the State of Vermont contract pricing.

Engaging Non-traditional Students

Since 1987 Champlain College has offered a supportive atmosphere for single parents through its Single Parents Program. The program provides exceptional advocacy and support to participants through workshops, access to resources, and services designed to help students reach their educational and professional goals. The Single Parent Scholarship also provides generous tuition assistance for financially eligible, full-time single parent students.  In 2009, the program enrolled approximately 50 Vermonters. Visit the  Single Parents Program on Champlain College’s website.


“I chose Champlain College for its Single Parents Program. I recognized the

 program could give me the assistance I needed to make the transition from

 a stay-at-home mom to a full-time student. Their counselors really cared

 and they made the transition much easier. The help I received from the Single

 Parents Program was invaluable during my time at Champlain. I came to

 Champlain for and education to better myself in the career field. What I received

 was a life changing experience.”


 – Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, 1998