Valencia Offers Help Filling Out Financial Aid Forms at Free Workshops

Orlando, FL – 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 applications, Valencia College is offering a series of free workshops on Monday, Feb. 17 and Friday, Feb. 21 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.

Students who complete their FAFSA on site are eligible to win a $500 Valencia scholarship. Attendance at Valencia is not required to participate in the event or the drawing.

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

  • Monday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., East Campus, Bldg. 5, Rm. 213
  • Monday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Campus, Student Services Bldg. (SSB), Room 172 (Atlas Lab)
  • Friday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Osceola Campus, Learning Center, Bldg. 3. Rm. 100

Students must bring a number of documents, including their Social Security card, driver’s license and proof of 2013 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.

For more information, visit Valencia’s FAFSA Frenzy page.

Valencia participates in most federal, state and local financial aid programs, awarding more than $167 million each year to students. Approximately 49 percent of Valencia students receive financial aid. Among those students is the largest enrollment of Bright Futures recipients among Florida State Colleges.

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.