Federal Aid Information

Financial aid is more than just student loans. There are grants available from Federal, State of Florida and College sources. Aid is available to full-time or part-time students in all of our two-year programs and most vocational courses.

How to apply. It doesn't cost anything to apply, but students need to be citizens or permanent residents. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The first step is easy - get your FSA ID.  Steps to Apply - PDF

After receiving your FSA ID and filing your income tax returns, you and your family should complete the FAFSA. The site also has instructions for families who don't file a federal income tax return. The website provides a toll free "800" number and a complete version in Spanish.

Summer Scholarships 2017

Financial Aid, in collaboration with the Palm Beach State College Foundation supports students through scholarships.
More details on Summer Scholarships.


Federal Financial Aid Eligibility

Eligibility is based on financial need and several other factors. For most types of aid, you must:

  1.  Demonstrate financial need
  2.  Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  3.  Be enrolled at PBSC as degree-seeking or certificate-seeking in an eligible program of study
  4.  Be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident alien
  5.  Register with the Selective Service Administration, if required to do so
  6.  Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  7.  Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money/repayment on a previous  financial aid award received at PBSC or another institution

Enrollment Status:
Full-time Credit hours needed:  12 or more
Three-quarter time Credit hours needed:  9 - 11
Half-Time Credit hours needed:  6 - 8
Less than Half-time Credit hours needed:  1 - 5


Cost of Attendance (COA) - Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
Each aid program has eligibility requirements, such as financial need, state of residency, or grade point average.

Special Circumstances: Check with your financial aid administrator if you feel you have any special circumstances that might affect the amount you and/or your family is expected to contribute. The Financial Aid Advisor must validate any reasons to make any adjustments. Documentation will be required to determine adjustments, if any. No adjustments will be made before October. Please see your campus Financial Aid Advisor on or after this date.


Code of Conduct

All staff of the Financial Aid Office at Palm Beach State College adhere to the Code of Conduct of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

Belle Glade - CRA Building  Map & Driving Directions
Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8:00am to 7:00pm | Fri. 8:00pm to 12:00pm*
Phone: (561) 993-1133 
Fax:  (561) 993-1129 
Email: Belle Glade

1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430, MS #43

 

Boca Raton - AD Building  Map & Driving Directions
Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8:00am to 7:00pm | Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm*
Phone: (561) 862-4330 
Fax: (561) 862-4320 
Email: Boca Raton

801 Palm Beach State College Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33431, MS #44

 

Lake Worth - PG Building  Map & Driving Directions
Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8:00am to 7:00pm | Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm*
Phone: (561) 868-3330 
Fax:  (561) 868-3987 
Email: Lake Worth

4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33461, MS #13

 

Palm Beach Gardens - AD Building  Map & Driving Directions
Hours: Mon. - Thur. 8:00am to 7:00pm | Fri. 8:00am to 5:00pm*
Phone: (561) 207-5330 
Fax: (561) 207-5333 
Email: Palm Beach Gardens

3160 PGA Boulevard, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, MS #45


* Closed on Friday during Summer term

 

Veterans Contacts

Belle Glade
Ruth Ann Guerra
1977 College Drive, Belle Glade, FL 33430


Boca Raton
Kamau Ellison
801 Palm Beach State College Drive, Boca Raton, FL 33431


Lake Worth
Moises Pena
4200 Congress Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33461


Palm Beach Gardens
Angel Camilo
3160 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410


Coordinator of Veteran Affairs
Matthew Watkins

 

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