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Education Desk: Valencia Makes Change Affecting Financial Aid

Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Valencia Provost
Dr. Kathleen Plinske, Valencia Provost

Hundreds of Valencia College students received a message at the end of last year saying they would not be able to use their federal financial aid for the incoming spring semester.

That’s because Valencia made changes to how it handles 22 pre-majors, courses which help students make a smoother transition into their intended baccalaureate program.

Valencia says it worked with affected students to make sure they can continue their studies.

From the education desk, 90.7’s Talia Blake speaks with Valencia’s Provost Dr. Kathleen Plinske, about why the change was necessary.

Education reporting on 90.7 News is supported by Helios Education Foundation.

After a brief stint as Morning Edition Producer at The Public’s Radio in in Rhode Island, Talia Blake returned to WMFE, the station that grew her love for public radio. She graduated with a double-major in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology from the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!). While at UCF, she was an intern for WMFE’s public affairs show, Intersection. In her spare time, Talia is an avid foodie and enjoys working out.
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