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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Education’s Message to Beneficiaries and Schools
We have worked with Congress to preserve GI Bill benefits for those of you impacted by COVID-19 during this difficult time. The Senate and House passed S.3503 and the bill is headed to the President to sign, which will give VA the authority to continue GI Bill payments uninterrupted in the event of national emergencies.
The new law allows VA to pay education benefits regardless of the fact that your program has changed from resident training to online training. Also, you will continue to receive the same monthly housing allowance payments that you received for resident training until 12/21/20, or until the school resumes normal operations of resident training. We’re working to immediately implement the new changes.
In order to avoid confusion and the need to make multiple changes to enrollments, VA is asking all schools to temporarily refrain from making any adjustments to enrollment certifications if training has changed due to COVID-19.
VA website: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
VA Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gibillEducation
Veterans Services Spring 2020 (current semester) COVID-19 Guidance
Please continue to visit this web page for guidance updates and communications from our department and VA Education.
You may call our main line at 561-868-3380 to leave a message for phone assistance. Be sure to leave your student ID, call back number and a detailed message so that we can better assist you.
We await further guidance from VA Education to schools.
Veterans Services Summer 2020 (next semester) Guidance
We encourage you to continue your education and register for summer courses.
We are testing a new VA certification request (VCR) form that does not require printing. The “remote VCR” will be a fillable PDF so that you can attach it in an email to your PBSC veterans academic advisor for signature and submission for processing. Please know that Adobe Acrobat Reader is free to download and is required to properly complete the remote VCR.
Our VA deferment and VA out-of-state fee waiver forms will also be updated in the same way for remote submission.
PBSC Veterans Academic Advisors:
Lake Worth Campus | Christopher Shanks | firstname.lastname@example.org
Boca Raton Campus | Erica Weissman | email@example.com
Palm Beach Gardens Campus | Ashton Davis | firstname.lastname@example.org
Loxahatchee Groves/Belle Glade Campuses | John Maloney | email@example.com
Who We Are
As a veteran or military service member, you deserve an easy transition into college. With trained professionals in admissions, academic advising, financial aid and veterans affairs, Palm Beach State College is ready to assist you with the degree or certificate you're striving to achieve.
We are honored to welcome new and returning veterans who choose Palm Beach State College for their education and training needs. Our commitment is to reach out to all veterans and support their success, just as they have supported and served our nation.
South Florida Veterans Expo
October 30, 2019
Over 150 veterans, military service members and their families came to see more than 40 exhibitors at the South Florida Veterans Expo on Oct. 30, held at the South County Civic Center in Delray Beach. Employers, veterans organizations, schools and government agencies were on hand to hire and help the attendees in achieving their life and career goals. The expo opened with the Navy Operational Support Center West Palm Beach Color Guard, the national anthem sung by Jillian Flaherty, and welcome remarks by PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D., and former state Senator Maria Sachs, J.D. The free event was hosted by PBSC and Sachs, a champion of veterans, who played a key role in securing state funding for PBSC’s Veterans Success Center on the Lake Worth campus.
Veterans Expo Photos: See our photo album of the expo.
Many thanks to all the exhibitors and attendees – you made the Veterans Expo a success!
One of the Best Colleges for Veterans Nationwide
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