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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

Veterans Services Summer 2020 Guidance

We encourage you to continue your education and register for summer courses.
To retain the on-campus (in resident) rate for VA educational benefits, students must be enrolled in at least one face-to-face course that has been converted to remote or online instruction or has established meeting days and times during that period of enrollment. When searching courses, look for classes with a notation stating, “converted from face-to-face to remote instruction” or “converted from face-to-face to online instruction.” Classes with either one of these notations are certified as on-campus. CCP/Certification courses that have meeting days and times also will be certified as on-campus.


Summer Terms

Summer C (12 Weeks): June 1 - Aug. 21, 2020

Summer A (1st 6 weeks): June 1 - July 9, 2020

Summer B (2nd 6 weeks): July 13 - Aug. 21, 2020

 

Enrollment for Established Sessions

The Enrollment tables help illustrate how credits enrolled during condensed/shortened time frames are calculated by VA education for your housing/stipend payments. You may call VA education at 1-888-442-4551 to verify number of weeks to credits enrolled equivalence.
Rate of Pursuit (RoP) equivalence for ch33 (also eligible ch31) or Training Time for chapter 35, 31, 30 and 1606.

Enrollment for Established Sessions: 6-week term
Credits Enrolled to Credits Housing Training Time Percentage of Housing Payment
1 credit enrolled = 3 credits RoP 1/4 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
2 credits enrolled = 6 credits RoP 1/2 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
3 credits enrolled = 9 credits RoP 3/4 90%
4+ credits enrolled = 12 credits RoP Full Time 100%

Enrollment for Established Sessions: 12-week term
Credits Enrolled to Credits Housing Training Time Percentage of Housing Payment
1 credit enrolled = 1.5 credits RoP 1/4 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
2 credits enrolled = 3 credits RoP 1/4 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
3 credits enrolled = 4.5 credits RoP

Less 1/2

Greater 1/4

These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
4 credits enrolled = 6 credits RoP 1/2 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
5 credits enrolled = 7.5 credits RoP 1/2 70%
6 credits enrolled = 9 credits RoP 3/4 80%
7 credits enrolled = 10.5 credits RoP 3/4 90%
8+ credits enrolled = 12 credits RoP Full Time 100%


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: VA Education’s Message to Beneficiaries and Schools

On April 28, 2020, the President signed the Student Veteran Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. This new law gives the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) additional authorities to continue GI Bill and VR&E payments for the period beginning on March 1, 2020 and ending on December 21, 2020.

  • It allows for the continuation of payments to students participating in the Work Study Program who are furloughed or have to stop working.
  • Also allows VA to continue to pay benefits for up to 4 weeks to GI Bill and VR&E students whose classes are suspended, even if school is still open.
  • There is a provision for restoration of entitlement for GI Bill and VR&E students who lose credit due to school closure or schools’ suspension of training.
  • Finally, the new law will allow VA to extend the delimiting date for Montgomery GI Bill, Post-9/11 G Bill, and VR&E students if they are unable to attend training due to COVID-19.

There is no action required from a GI Bill or VR&E student. VA will provide new guidance and schedule training sessions with all VA approved schools and training facilities soon. We will work closely with work site managers and schools to ensure enrollments are accurately certified and processed timely.

If you have questions about your GI Bill benefits, please contact the Education Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 between 8 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time, Monday-Friday. GI Bill students may also learn more from the Student COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions webpage at: https://bddy.me/2VQteFA

VR&E students may contact their assigned Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor directly via phone or email with any questions or concerns they may have during this period.

VA website: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill  and visit their Facebook page  www.facebook.com/gibillEducation


PBSC Veterans Academic Advisors: 

Lake Worth Campus| Christopher Shanks| shanksc@palmbeachstate.edu  

Boca Raton Campus| Erica Weissman| weissmae@palmbeachstate.edu 

Palm Beach Gardens Campus | Ashton Davis | davisa@palmbeachstate.edu  

Loxahatchee Groves/Belle Glade Campuses | John Maloney | maloneyj@palmbeachstate.edu 


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. 

 


News

 


Recent Events

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

Three trusted military publications have placed Palm Beach State College on their “best” lists. | Click on award to learn more.

2020 Military Times Award

2020-21 Military Frendly Award

2019-20 Spouse School Award

2018 Military Avanced Award

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