Valencia Offers One-Day Sessions to Help Fill out Financial Aid Forms

Although fall classes begin in a few months, it’s not too late to apply for 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 free workshops on Thursday, June 13.

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. The workshops are also open to students who will not be attending Valencia.

FAFSA Frenzy events will be held on June 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the following locations:

Osceola Campus, Building 2, Room 131

■ East Campus, Building 5, Room 213

■ West Campus, Building 11, Room 133

Students must bring a number of documents, including their Social Security card, driver’s license and proof of 2012 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 over $130 million each year to students. Approximately 46 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.