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Foster Care & Homelessness Support

College is not just a place of education but also a sanctuary of support. We understand that housing insecurities and homelessness can present significant challenges, but know that you are not alone. PBSC is committed to ensuring your success and providing resources and assistance to help you navigate these difficult times. From emergency housing options to financial aid and counseling services, our campus community is here to support you every step of the way. 

 

Resources

Palm Beach State College is dedicated to empowering students to reach their full potential, regardless of their circumstances. We offer a comprehensive range of student services to support your journey toward success and realizing your dreams.

  • AOK Scholars - A program, created by Lawrence E. White Family Foundation, is specifically support students who have aged out of foster care, and later expanded to include those students experiencing homelessness.

 

Students Experiencing Homelessness

Students experiencing homelessness as defined by section 1009.25, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Rule 6A-10.087, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.C) and are eligible for an exemption of the payment of tuition and fees can can fill out an electronic waiver available on Workday.

  • Students should log into Workday, and click on Finances.
  • Under Requests, click on Create Request.
  • Under Request Type, click "All". Scroll to the bottom and click "Waiver - Homelessness Tuition & Fee" and then click OK.
  • You will then be directed to a page titled “Waiver – Transitional Living Program” that you will fill out and upload documents to.
  • Please do not forget: You must  upload documentation of support for your request from an outside organization that is assisting you with housing stabilization. They must be able to verify your status.

 

Contact Information

Robin Russo, Director of Student Well-being, serves as the foster care youth and unaccompanied homeless youth liaison for the College. For questions about your tuition waiver or support services, please email studentcounselingcenter@palmbeachstate.edu.

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