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Financial Aid

COVID-19: Financial Aid Update

Your health and safety are important to Palm Beach State College. The office of Financial Aid is actively establishing processes remotely to support you. Due to the uniqueness of the current situation with Covid-19, we ask for your continued patience as we work diligently to make information easily accessible.

To better assist you, please refer to the resources below:

Questions for us or need to contact us?
Live Chat? Email Phone Hours of Operation
On this page 561-868-3330

M - TH: 8AM -7PM

F: 8AM - 5PM

If you have missing financial aid documents that are needed to process your financial aid, please log in to your Pantherweb and view your financial aid awards status.  If you have any red flags, then there may be documents you need to submit. 

You will be able to submit your forms using a secure DocuSign process. 

2019-2020 forms

FAFSA Application

Covid-19 FAQs


Financial Aid Scholarship Applications

Applications are being accepted for the following Scholarships:


First Step 2 Success Scholarship 

Deadline: April 27, 2020 12AM

2020-21 Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: June 30, 2020 12 AM

New Students: Admissions

You can complete your admissions application before, during or after completing your Financial Aid application.

Complete Admission Application 

Types of Financial Aid

List of State and Federal Aid and Scholarships
State of Florida Federal Aid Scholarships
Bright Futures Federal PELL Grant Institutional Scholarships
First Generation Matching Grant Federal Direct Loans Foundation Scholarships *
Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Federal Parent PLUS Loan SEEK Scholarships
Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) Federal SEOG Palm Beach State Grant
Rosewood Family Scholarship Federal Work-Study Private Donor Scholarships**
Scholarships for Children & Spouse of Deceased/Disabled Veterans   Transfer Scholarships
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund   PSAV Programs (Clock Hours College + Credit Certificate [CCC]


* Foundation applications open once per year for over 150 different scholarships

**Donor dependent Scholarships OR FAFSA dependent scholarships


Criteria and Eligibility for Financial Aid 

  • Students must have a valid high school diploma or GED.
  • Students must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (Possess an Alien Residence card).
  • Students must be registered with Selective Service, if you are a male (you must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
  • Students must be admitted as a degree or certificate seeking student.
  • Cannot be in default on other student loans


PSAV, CCC & ATC Programs 

Learn which of the Post Secondary Adult Vocational [PSAV] [Clock Hours] programs, College Credit Certificate [CCC]  programs, and Advanced Technical Certifications [ATC] programs linked below are eligible for Federal and State Aid and which are ineligible for Federal and State Aid but MAY qualify for the Palm Beach State Grant.

PSAV, CCC and ATC List


Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA Workshops for Students

  • These free workshops are offered to help students understand and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms to apply for Financial Aid assistance.
  • Workshops are free and open to the public! 
Documents required if you fall in any of the categories below
Documents Dependents* Independent Single Independent Married Foreign FAFSA Workshop
Social Security Parent(s) Student Student and Spouse Not Applicable Register Now
Alien Registration Card
Student Student Student Student Register Now
Drivers License
(If you have one)
Student Student Student Student Register Now
Financial Records:
  • child support
  • interest income
  • Veterans
    (non-education benefits)
Parent(s) Student Student and Spouse Not Applicable Register Now
Employer W-2 Parent(s) Student Student and Spouse Not Applicable Register Now
Federal Income Tax
  • IRS 1040
  • 1040A
  • 1040EZ
Parent(s) Student Student and Spouse Tax Returns* Register Now


*Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau

For  FAFSA Workshops Date, Times & locations (5 Campuses).. click here

Note:  This Dependent or Independent worksheet will help you determine if you will need to provide parent information.  

What if I am unable to provide parent information?


Financial Aid Resources

Video Resources

The following how-to videos are available to help you navigate the Financial Aid process

Financial Aid Basics

Financial Aid - Understanding the FAFSA

En Español: Fundamentos
de Ayuda Financieria

En Espanol: Fundamentos de Ayuda Financieria

An Kreyòl: Prensip Fondamantal
nan Èd Financier

An Kreyòl: Prensip Fondamantal nan Èd Financier

  • Eligibility [English]
    • 2018-2019 Tutorial - First Time FAFSA Filers [English]


Financial Aid Application

Cost of Attending PBSC

Numbers are based on 2017/2018 Tuition Costs for Eligible Degree and Certificate Programs

Includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, and transportation. For an in-state* student enrolled full-time, the breakdown can be found at the Cost of Attending PBSC.


Steps to Completing FAFSA Application

Step 1 - Create FSA ID

FSA ID is required to start the FAFSA application process, create a username and password.

[Get FSA ID]

Step 2 - Attend fafsa workshop [optional]

For Date, Times & locations (5 Campuses).. click here

Step 3 - Complete FAFSA Application Online

Before you can qualify for any State of Florida, Federal Aid or Scholarships, you must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

[Start FAFSA Application]

Note: School code for Palm Beach State College is 001512.

Step 4 -Check your emails for FAFSA Application status

You will receive email updates regarding whether your application has been processed or whether you need additional paperwork.

Step 5 - Review Your financial aid application status

  • Log into Pantherweb 
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Choose Application Status
  • Review your red flags (if any)
  • Submit documentation as requested

Step 6 - Review Your Financial Aid Award

  • Log into Pantherweb 
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Choose Awards

Step 7 - sign up for direct deposit

  • Log into Pantherweb 
  • Click on “Direct Deposit Account” (My Details)
  • Enter Account & Routing number
  • Click on “Update”

Step 8 - Review and Apply for Federal Direct Loans

  • Log into using your FAFSA ID
    • Complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) [Important]
    • Complete the Loan Entrance Counseling [Important]
    • Note: Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits)
    • Log into Pantherweb 
    • Click on “Financial Aid”
    • Select “Sub Loan Request” from drop down box
    • Select the "Financial Aid Year" using the drop down menu
    • Click on “Continue”
    • Follow on-screen directions and questions on next page
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