Choosing the right college can be the most important decision for your son or daughter. At FVCC, we encourage parents to be involved. So here are a few of the more common questions from parents whose sons and daughters are considering FVCC…
What is the value of an associate degree?
After earning the associate degree, many graduates accept positions in the professional work force. Many others transfer on to four-year colleges and universities to continue their studies. FVCC graduates have been accepted to universities n Montana and beyond such as Stanford University and have gone on to top graduate schools at such schools as Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University.
What kind of financial assistance is available?
Nearly 75 percent of FVCC students receive some form of financial assistance. Families have access to diverse merit and need-based scholarships, as well as a number of grants, loans, and student employment programs to help fund their education.
What support services are in place to help students make the transition to college?
FVCC’s New Student Orientation program is a half-day event that brings newly accepted students together with current students, faculty and staff to familiarize themselves with everything we have to offer. Each student also is assigned an advisor who will assist he or she in developing class schedules, registering for classes, preparing for graduation or transfer and making the most of his or her FVCC experience.
What distinguishes FVCC from other colleges?
Our programs prepare students for success immediately following graduation and are respected by area, state and national business and industry. Our outstanding instructors come from some of the finest institutions in the nation because of FVCC’s excellent reputation and because of the unbeatable quality of life the Flathead Valley offers. Our classes are taught by outstanding faculty, not teaching assistants, in small-sized classes, allowing our students to receiving the help and attention they need to succeed. And our setting just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park, the Bob Marshall Wilderness and two of Montana’s best ski and summer resorts provides limitless opportunities for world-class recreation.