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Wednesday, November 25, 2020
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Veterans Services

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!   Speak with Veteran Services

MONDAY - THURSDAY:
9 AM - 6 PM 

561-868-3380


Fill out your Veteran Certification Request

Part-Time Job Opportunities 

 

 

 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information:

Veterans Services Fall 2020 Guidance

We encourage you to continue your education and register for fall 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.


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 

 

 

FAQ: What is full time enrollment for VA education benefits during Fall 2020?

  • 12 credits in 15 week session = full time the entire semester
  • 6 credits in first 8 week and 6 credits in second 8 week = full time in first and second 8 weeks
  • 9 credits in 12 week session = full time during the 12 weeks

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: 8-week term
Credits Enrolled to Credits Housing Training Time Percentage of Housing Payment
1 credit enrolled = 2.25 credits 1/2 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
2 credits enrolled = 4.50 credits 1/4 These enrollments have RoP that is 50% or less. Housing is payable only when cumulative RoP greater than 50%.
3 credits enrolled = 6.75 credits 1/2 70%
4 credits enrolled = 9 credits 3/4 80%
5 credits enrolled = 11.25 credits 3/4 90%
6 credits enrolled = 13.50 credits 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%


Simplified check list for first time students using VA education benefits at Palm Beach State College:

Chapters 33, 35, 1606 and 30

  • Complete Admissions, Testing (if applicable) and Advising
  • Submit the following documents to Luis Torres at torresl@palmbeachstate.edu
    • Submit a PDF copy of your certificate of eligibility (COE)
    • Submit a PDF copy of your DD214 (veterans only, not required if you are a dependent)
  • Register/enroll in courses
  • Complete a VA certification request (VCR)
  • If you are being charged “Out-of-State fees”, please submit an Out-of-State waiver form.
  • VA Education Benefit recipients may submit a deferment form if they are not 100% chapter 33. The tuition deferment allows them time to make payments and prevents classes from being dropped.

Chapter 31

  • Make sure your Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) authorizes your semester and program of study. Request that they email you your participant ID number and PO number to avoid delays in processing your VA certification request.
  • Complete Admissions, Testing (if applicable) and Advising
  • Submit your DD214 to Violet Galloway at gallowav@palmbeachstate.edu
  • Register/enroll in courses
  • Complete a VA certification request (VCR)

 


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

 


Past 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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