Parents and Family Site
College Selection – It’s A Family Decision
Choosing a college can be exciting! It can also be intimidating. Why wouldn’t it be? This is one of the most important decisions you’ll make together as a family. That’s why Florida State College has launched this informative and interactive Parent/Family site. We want families to have access to the facts they’ll need when deciding on a college.
Even before the start of the senior year of high school, the process of exploring college choices should have begun. Experts say that the process can begin as early as the sixth grade. As you view this site, you’ll find exciting pre-college programs offered by the college for middle and high school students. These programs help increase awareness of the possibilities that are available to them with a college education. In addition to pre-college programs, the site includes information on degrees, paying for college, student activities and opportunities, how to enroll, and how to arrange a campus tour. This site provides you and your future college student with the tools needed to make informed educational choices for a successful future.Learn More
Why Florida State College at Jacksonville
When looking for a college, there are several things to consider. Is it accredited with quality degree programs? Does it have an exceptional faculty? Is the tuition affordable? Are there exciting student opportunities?
Florida State College at Jacksonville offers more than 70 outstanding associate and bachelor degree programs. We’re fully-accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Our faculty is top-notch and dedicated to student success. Our affordable tuition and the availability of financial aid and scholarships, make our college a great value. Students have opportunities for leadership, arts and entertainment, intercollegiate sports, and much more. In addition, we have beautiful campuses within a short drive of anywhere in Northeast Florida. We keep class sizes small so students never feel like a number. And, we’re highly accessible. Classes are offered during the day, at night and on weekends, and are available in sixteen-, twelve-, eight- and four-week sessions as well as online. For quality and value, we're sure our college will exceed expectations.Learn More
Choosing A Major
With all the degree choices available, students sometimes have difficulty choosing. College is a big investment of money and time. Both should be spent wisely. That’s why the earlier the decision is made the better.
Our Career Development Centers provide the resources needed to help make this important decision. From self-directed print materials and online career exploration to career planning courses that count as elective credit toward an associate in arts degree, our advisors will guide students through the process.Learn More
Student Organizations and Opportunities
At Florida State College, we want our students to have every opportunity for a rich student life.
We offer a wide variety of intercollegiate sports, clubs and activities, arts and entertainment venues, volunteer opportunities, as well as the chance to become a student leader. By providing the activities that students want and enjoy, we hope to encourage ties to the college community that will increase their chance of success and give them positive experiences that they’ll always remember.Learn More
Paying For College
Even with our extremely affordable tuition, college is still a major expense. It’s a good idea to start exploring all the avenues available to parents and students to help pay for higher education.
Let our financial aid office show you how scholarships, federal aid, loans, and employer tuition assistance can help cover some or even all college expenses.Learn More
College Readiness Programs
You can help your student make a smooth transition to college by taking advantage of the many college readiness programs available to them as early as the sixth grade.
They’ll learn the importance of education, to set career goals, tips for test taking, study skills, and time management. Start today to get your student prepared for a successful future.Learn More