Financial Aid Services
Valencia FAFSA Code
- Apply for degree. Choose the degree you will seek. To
receive financial aid, you must seek an Associates of Arts (A.A.), an Associates of Science (A.S.),
or an Associates of Applied Science (A.A.S) degree or one of the Technical Certificate (T.C.) programs that are approved
for financial aid. If you are undecided, you can get help from
a campus Career Center or on–line through your Atlas Account
using the LifeMap Tools.
- Request transcripts. Federal regulations require all students applying for financial aid to provide the Admissions Office with documentation certifying your high school graduation, GED or home school credential.
Transfer students: Be Sure to add Valencia’s Title IV code 006750
to your FAFSA.
If you are a college transfer student seeking a degree or technical
certificate, you must submit all offical final
academic transcripts from each college or university attended.
These must be evaluated for transfer credit before you will
be considered for financial aid.
If you are currently attending another college or university,
have the official academic transcript sent at the end of the
term once all grades for classes are listed. Transfer credits
must be included in the calculation for Satisfactory Academic
Progress. There are three satisfactory progress requirements:
1. You must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average,
2. You must successfully complete at least 67% of the courses
you attempt at
all colleges, and
3. You may attempt no more than 150% of the total credit hours
in your degree or certificate program.
If you attended another college, the courses you took at that
college will be considered in the evaluation of your progress.
Your financial aid eligibility cannot be determined until we
have received all of the required transcripts. Please allow
adequate time (at least 30 days) for the evaluation.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov. Enter Valencia’s School Code (006750)
as a school who will receive the results of your FAFSA and allow
at least 2 weeks for your form to be processed. Review the FAFSA Tutorial provided by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)
You may choose any of these three methods to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA):
- Apply online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov (Recommended) or
- Complete a PDF FAFSA (Note: PDF FAFSAs must be mailed for processing) or
- Request a paper FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 1-319-337-5665. If you are hearing impaired, please contact the TTY line at 1-800-730-8913.
- The top Frequently Asked Questions about the FAFSA
- Follow up on additional information requests. Steps
1–3 only get you started. After that, additional forms and
documents may be needed to verify your eligibility, to complete
your academic record, or to request student loans and scholarships.