As a parent, you may have questions and concerns as your student begins his or her college journey. Just as you are their support, we are yours. We hope to answer all of your questions and provide you with the confidence to know that your student made a great decision to attend Seminole State College of Florida.
Having a student enter college doesn't mean your job is over. It simply means your new role has just begun. This change is just as much of a transition for you as it is for your student. To help him or her have the best experience possible, we encourage you to remain involved but also to trust the process. To learn how you can best help, view or download the Steps to Support Your Student.
Have questions? View our Frequently Asked Questions.
|Paying for College|
Seeing a child going to college is one of the proudest moments many parents experience, but we know that this also sparks concerns about how you or your student will pay for it. Whether you plan to foot the bill, lend a helping hand or provide guidance, know that your support will make a huge difference.
First, be secure in knowing that one of the greatest benefits of Seminole State College is our affordable tuition. It is more than $10,000 less each year than most state universities. Regardless, we understand that it is a major finanical investment. Below are some types of finanical aid to consider when determing the best way to pay for college.
To apply for finanical aid, visit the Office of Finanical Aid and Scholarships website.
|Campus Safety and Security|
As the parent of a Seminole State student, you can feel secure that the safety of our students is a priority. All four of our campuses have a public safety office with licensed, uniformed security officers who patrol the campus facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We invite you to review the College's Security Report and Safety Guide to learn more.
In the event of an emergency, Seminole State has multiple methods of notifying students, staff and parents. Visit our Seminole State Alert page to determine the way you would like to stay informed.
Vist the Safety and Security website for additonal information and resources related to campus safety.
|Student Privacy Under FERPA|
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) helps protect the privacy and accuracy of student education records. It provides the right for students to inspect and review their educational records, to seek to amend those records and to limit disclosure of information contained in those records.
As a result, parents of students who have reached the age of 18 years or are enrolled in a post-secondary institution no longer have any rights under the provisions of this policy, unless the student gives written consent to release the information to the student's parents, or the parents provide evidence that the student is a dependent as defined in the Internal Revenue Code.
FERPA applies to all institutions that receive federal funding, including Seminole State College of Florida. For additional details on your student's rights, view the College's Policies and Procedures.
|Why Parents Choose Seminole State|
We know you have your reasons. It may be that one of our great campuses is close to home, that you went here too or a combination of things! Whatever your reason, here are even more that parents choose Seminole State:
Ultimately, it is your student's responsibity to determine where he or she will go to college; however, you as the parent can guide them and play a vital role in helping them make the best decision.
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