Parents and Family
We’re not just any college, and your student is not just any student. Valencia College offers flexible classes that work with their schedule, provides tuition assistance, and helps them get guaranteed admission to one of Florida’s state universities. We also provide technical training and associate in science degrees to help students move directly into the workforce.
We’ve put together a variety of helpful resources and links to reference as your student prepares to start at Valencia College.
Parents and Family Facebook Page
Find timely information and resources on our Facebook page for parents and family.
Your student can get the same education as a state university for about half the tuition.
Our grads are guaranteed admission.*
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Tutoring and Advising
Students start right with help in writing, math, academic planning and more—success is our priority.
Clubs and Organizations
Your student will find a community of shared interests, volunteer opportunities and more.
We’re flexible to fit your student’s schedule—take classes day, night, weekends, online or at any of our locations.
*consistent with university policy
With 10 locations across Orange and Osceola counties, there’s bound to be a Valencia College campus that’s convenient for your student. The best way to get a sense of what we’re really like is to Explore Valencia College. Take a virtual tour or RSVP for an upcoming information session to learn more and see why Valencia College is right for your student.
New student orientation is required and is currently being offered through email. We welcome parents, family and friends to read it as well because you play such an important role in your student’s success. Encourage your student to complete Orientation as it covers topics such as educational support resources, registration, residency, financial aid, campus safety and more. Learn About Parent and Family Orientation.
PAYING FOR CLASSES
There are various types of financial aid that might be available to your student. The first step in the financial aid process is to complete the FAFSA application. Scholarships are another form of financial aid and are awarded based on factors such as academic talent, special interest or financial need, and do not require repayment. Through the interest-free tuition installment plan (TIP), tuition and book expenses can be paid over time, rather than in one lump sum. Other types of tuition payment include the Florida Prepaid College Plan.
For deadlines related to fee payment, residency, application priority and more, access our Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar.
Before the start of classes, have your student view their Student Detail Schedule found in Atlas. Visit the online Campus Store to purchase books and other class materials. After that, they’re all set to start classes. Review the Important Dates and Deadlines calendar for details ranging from the start of the semester and holidays to the drop/refund deadline and final exam schedules.
Download the Checklist
Monday – Thursday: 8am – 10pm ET
Friday: 9am – 8pm ET
Saturday and Sunday: 9am – 5pm ET
Your Student’s Privacy
Valencia College is committed to the protection and confidentiality of our students’ educational records, adhering to guidelines established by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
As a partner in your student’s educational goals, we recognize that you want to help them in any way possible. However, information pertaining to student educational records, including their college application, financial aid or course grades cannot be shared by phone or other correspondence without your student’s consent.