Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance will be determined based on enrolled hours at the time of disbursement. Original awards will be based on full time attendance and adjustments will be made after fee payment and finalized at time of disbursement.
The following charts show the average* cost of attendance for a student attending both the Fall and Spring Terms of the 2020-2021 school year (9 month budget for Fall and Spring). The charts differ depending on housing status and state residency:
FLORIDA RESIDENT Living Independently
|Full Time (12 credits)||3/4 Time (9 credits)||Half-Time (6 credits)||
Less Than Half-Time (3 credits)
Tuition & Fees (Lower Division)
Tuition & Fees (Upper Division)
|Room & Board||$14,065||$14,065||$14,065||-|
Total 9 month Budget for Lower Division
Total 9 month Budget for Upper Division
FLORIDA RESIDENT Living at Home
|Full Time (12 credits)||3/4 Time (9 credits)||Half-Time (6 credits)||Less Than Half-Time (3 credits)|
|Tuition & Fees (Lower Division)||$2,473||$1,855||$1,237||$618|
|Tuition & Fees (Upper Division)||$2,693||$2,019||$1,346||$673|
|Room & Board||$7,117||$7,117||$7,117||-|
|Total 9 month Budget for Lower Division||$17,645||$15,030||$12,412||$1,826|
|Total 9 month Budget for Upper Division||$17,865||$15,194||$12,521||$1,881|
|Non-Florida Resident**||Full Time (12 credits)||3/4 Time (9 credits)||Half-Time (6 credits)||Less Than Half-Time (3 credits)|
|Tuition & Fees (Lower Division)||$9,383||$7,037||$4,692||$2,346|
|Tuition & Fees (Upper Division)||$10,262||$7,697||$5,131||$2,566|
|Room & Board||$14,065||$14,065||$14,065||-|
|Total 9 month Budget for Lower Division||$31,503||$27,160||$22,815||$3,554|
|Total 9 month Budget for Upper Division||$32,382||$27,820||$23,254||$3,774|
*It is very important to note that the average expenses are estimated based on local cost of living information for use in calculating financial aid eligibility. Individual expenses will vary based on your choice of lifestyle and living arrangements.
** Non-Florida Residents include out-of-state students and international students. Review Valencia's Information for Residency Classification.
What's it going to Cost to attend Valencia?
College cost, which is sometimes referred to as the Cost of Attendance (COA), includes both direct and indirect costs. Students are advised to review their budget and plan ahead. Financial aid is available to assist with your cost of attendance.
To assist with budgeting for college we encourage students to complete My Financial Planner in Atlas under the LifeMap tab or go to https://www.financialliteracy101.org/ and put in Access Code VCCLM.
To read more about Paying for College visit Floridashines.org.
Direct Costs at Valencia
These are costs that the family is billed for by the college—such as tuition and fees. Tuition is set based on a semester credit hour charge. For example, a full-time student enrolled in 4 classes (3 credit hours per class) will be charged for 12 credit hours and any associated course fees. Valencia's Tuition and Fee Schedule.
Indirect Costs while attending Valencia
These are the costs that don't show up on the college bill. They include books, supplies, and travel, as well as personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, and pizza. Since you will be living off-campus, room and board costs will also be indirect costs. You can control indirect costs to some degree, by making smart spending choices.
Basic Cost Components Valencia uses to determine your Cost of Attendance (COA) for Federal Student Aid Purposes
Tuition and Fees – Direct Cost
These are the charges for your education. They may vary based on academic program and number of credit hours attending each semester. The tuition and fee charges will appear on the bill. At Valencia, your COA will represent the average tuition and fees for a student.
Books and Supplies – Indirect Cost
This expense covers your course materials. At Valencia, your Books and Supplies component will represent the average cost for a student. You can charge books and supplies against your financial aid awards at Valencia prior to the start of the semester.
Room and Board – Indirect Cost
Valencia does not have on-campus housing so it is necessary for students to make an estimate of these expenses.
Transportation – Indirect Cost
Transportation is added to your COA and represents a student’s average cost for transportation.
Miscellaneous – Indirect Cost
The costs for things like laundry and telephone fall under personal expenses. Keep careful track of these as they can quickly build up.
Information was provided by the College Board & Valencia's Financial Aid Services Office.
The Financial Aid Services Office has taken care to insure the accuracy and timeliness of the information contained in this publication. However, contents are subject to change without notice because of changing federal, state or institutional policies. All financial aid awards are contingent upon availability of funds and the student’s final eligibility determination.