Florida residents can earn a two-year associate degree from Valencia for just over $6,000, making Valencia’s tuition and fees the lowest among Central Florida’s state colleges. The cost is about half as much as a public, four-year university, and even less than that for many private colleges. In addition, Valencia offers plenty of financial aid options to help you pay for school.
Need Help with Financial Aid?
For assistance, stop by the Answer Center on any campus. Our advisors can answer questions about the FAFSA, access financial aid records and discuss your personal financial situation with you.
Types of Financial Aid
With plenty of money available, you just have to apply for it. The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at FAFSA.ed.gov. Be sure to enter Valencia’s school code: 006750 and allow at least two weeks for processing.
Grants are forms of institutional, state and federal aid that do not have to be repaid. They are awarded to students who show financial need on the FAFSA.
Scholarships do not require repayment. They are awarded based on various factors, such as academic talent, participation in certain activities, special interests, or financial need. Scholarship requirements and application procedures vary depending upon the criteria set by the scholarship provider.
Student loans must be repaid, but have a fairly low interest rate. From Federal Direct Education Loans, which are established and supported by the federal government, to loans from private institutions, there are plenty of options to borrow money for school.
Work Study programs are available to students with financial need. Those who qualify can work up to 20 hours per week either on campus, or as a reading tutor in a local public school.
Tuition Installment Plan
Valencia offers an interest-free tuition installment plan to help you pay for school – we call it “TIP.” It allows you to pay for tuition and book expenses over time rather than one lump sum. No credit checks are required.