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 Friday, Feb. 15 and Monday, Feb. 18 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 for door prizes. 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:
- Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Osceola Campus, Bldg. 3, Rm. 100
- Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., East Campus, Bldg. 4, Room 100
- Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., West Campus, Student Services Building (SSB), Room 142 (Atlas lab).
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 www.pin.ed.gov to register for a PIN number in advance.
For more information, visit http://valenciacollege.edu/finaid/fafsafrenzy.cfm
These events were made possible with support from Valencia’s Student Development office and from 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 $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.
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