Questions to ask when choosing a college 

Choosing a college can be an exciting and overwhelming process. Make sure you have all of the information you need by considering the questions below, along with FVTC's answers to those questions. 

1. Which degrees are offered? Is the program you are interested in available?

Fox Valley Technical College provides state-of-the-art occupational training to prepare you for employment in your chosen career. With 200+ degree, diploma and certificate programs to choose from, you can put your career on the fast track - right here, right now. Check out all of FVTC's program offerings >>

2. What are the admission requirements?

3. How much will it cost? Are financial aid and scholarships available?

Fox Valley Technical College offers the most efficient and affordable option for higher education in the Fox Valley. On average, FVTC’s tuition costs less than half that of two years of in-state tuition at a four-year public university. For more information about tuition and payment options, visit

If you need help paying for college, we encourage you to apply for federal financial aid. Learn more at There are also options for scholarships, grants and work study.
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4. Will your credits transfer?

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with college credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for
career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered. Find out if your credits will transfer >>

You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree if you decide to continue your education. Starting at FVTC makes completing a bachelor's degree affordable, accessible and convenient. For the latest information on credit transfer options with four-year colleges, visit

5. Is the college accredited?

Fox Valley Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. FVTC has been NCA-accredited since 1970.
What accreditation means to you >>

6. What housing options are available? Will you be required to live on campus?

While Fox Valley Technical College does not have on-site student housing, several off-campus apartments and homes are available for rent in Fox Valley and Oshkosh area.
View the general housing list >>

7. What is student life like? What types of organizations and activities are offered?

There are tons of fun opportunities to build your confidence and leadership and teamwork skills at FVTC. For more information on student life, visit

8. What type of support is available for graduates?

Employment services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career. Get help with full- and part-time job opportunities, on-campus employer interviews and employment information and resources.
Learn more about Student Employment Services >>

9. Where are graduates working?

Learn more about where FVTC graduates are working and view actual salary information and job titles by checking out the Graduate Employment Research Report.

Download the questions to ask when choosing a college checklist >> (pdf)

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