A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) must be completed for each academic year and one FAFSA serves throughout that entire academic year (Fall through Summer). The FAFSA becomes available each January for the following academic year, and you should apply as early as possible because many financial aid programs have limited funding that will go only to early applicants.
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
To have your financial aid processed in time for your registration fees to be paid by financial aid, you must complete all steps in the application process by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline:
- July 20, 2018 for Fall Term 2018
- November 16, 2018 for Spring Term 2019
- March 22, 2019 for Summer Term 2019
If you miss the Financial Aid Priority Deadline for the term in which you wish to enroll, you still are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid. Your application will be accepted and processed; however, it may not be processed in time for you to use your financial aid to pay for your fees and books. If this is the case, you will need to pay your fees and purchase your books; then, if you qualify for financial aid, a refund will be issued to you later in the term through your Valencia Debit Card. You can seek help with paying your fees and purchasing your books through the Tuition Installment Plan (TIP). Further information about this plan is given in the Financial Information and Fees section of this catalog and at valenciacollege.edu/businessoffice.