More and more students need financial aid to pay for college. Simplifying the process is the purpose of a month-long event dubbed FAFSA Frenzy February. Valencia’s financial aid experts will assist students one-on-one with filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA, whether they are first-time applicants or are reapplying for next year.
Those students who complete their FAFSA on site are also eligible to enter a drawing to win one of three laptop computers. Attendance at Valencia is not required to participate in the event or the drawing.
FAFSA Frenzy events have been scheduled for the following locations and dates:
Feb. 8, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., West Campus, Student Services Building, Rm. 142
Feb. 17, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Osceola Campus, Bldg. 3, Rm. 100
Feb. 22, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., East Campus, Bldg. 4, Rm. 122
There are a number of documents students will need to bring with them, including a social security card, driver’s license and proof of 2011 income. If they are dependents, they will need to bring the same information for their parent or guardian. Go to the FAFSA Frenzy website for details and to register.
This event was made possible with support from Valencia’s Student Development office, Bank of America and USA Funds®, a nonprofit organization that helps American families benefit from postsecondary education.
Valencia participates in most federal, state, and local financial aid programs, awarding over $192 million each year to students. Approximately 54 percent of Valencia students receive financial aid. Among those students is the largest enrollment of Bright Futures recipients among Florida State Colleges.