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Palm Beach State College's Office of Financial Aid



We can be reached virtually through our online system QLess




Our Mission

The Office of Financial Aid’s mission is to serve the student body by facilitating access to higher education funding resources.  Financial Aid resources can be either internal (institutional funds and merit scholarships) or external (government-federal and state, or private organizations). Palm Beach State College awarded more than $90 million in financial aid in the 2019-20 award year.  Our staff of professionals are available to assist students and families in understanding the financial aid process and options available to fund your education.

The Panthers' Financial Aid Road Map

To our New and Current Students:

If you are new to financial aid, please click on the video below to access the PBSC financial aid video playlist.  Our video playlist will walk you through the financial process at Palm Beach State College.


Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


FAFSA Application - Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Terms

New Students: Admissions

You can complete your admissions application before, during or after completing your Financial Aid 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 Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Transfer Scholarships
Jose Marti Scholarship Challenge Grant Fund   CCP 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 social security number. (If you have a special circumstance, please visit your nearest Financial Aid office.)
  • 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.
  • Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress once enrolled.
  • Cannot be in default on other student loans.

CCP, CCC & ATC Programs 

Learn which of the Career Certificate Program [CCP] [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.

CCP, CCC and ATC List

Financial Aid Resources

FAFSA Workshops for Students

For assistance with filling out the FAFSA please schedule an appointment below. 

  • 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! 

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 Application

Cost of Attending PBSC

Numbers are based on 2018/2019 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 Financial Aid At PBSC

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 - Apply for Federal Direct Loans  [optional]

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 Your Financial Aid Award

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

Missing Documents

If you have missing financial aid documents that are needed to process your financial aid, please log in to Workday 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. 

2020 - 2021 Forms

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