Valencia Offers Help Filling Out Financial Aid Forms at Free Workshops

For many students, college is out of reach without financial aid. But to be eligible for financial aid, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. To help students and parents fill out the application, Valencia College is offering some free workshops on Friday, Oct. 14 that are open to the community.

At Valencia’s FAFSA Frenzy events, the college’s financial aid teams will be on hand to assist students and parents who are filling out the FAFSA. The workshops are open to both first-time applicants and students who are reapplying for next year. Attendance at Valencia is not required to participate in the event.

FAFSA Frenzy events have been scheduled for the following locations on a date when high schools in Orange and Osceola counties are not in session:

– Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Osceola Campus, Learning Center, Bldg. 3. Rm. 100
– Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., East Campus, Bldg. 4, Rm. 122
– Friday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., West Campus, Student Services Bldg. (SSB), Room 172 (Atlas Lab)

Students must bring a number of documents, including their Social Security card, driver’s license and proof of 2015 income. Non-citizens must bring their alien registration card. Students who are dependents must also bring their parents’ Social Security numbers, proof of income (taxable and untaxed) and driver’s license information.

Students will also need a FAFSA application Personal Identification Number (PIN). To save time, go to to register for a PIN number in advance.

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Valencia participates in most federal, state and local financial aid programs, awarding more than $136 million each year to students. Approximately 45 percent of Valencia students receive financial aid.

Valencia’s Osceola Campus is located at 1800 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee. The East Campus is located at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando. The West Campus is located at 1800 S. Kirkman Road, Orlando.