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College Affordability

Palm Beach State College is committed to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education. Our low tuition, along with financial aid and scholarships, makes college possible for students of all income levels.

Tuition & Financial Aid Information

Tuition and Fees 2018 - 2019

Credit Courses

In-State and Out-of-State cost of Credit Courses
Program In-State (Per Credit Hour) Out-of-State (Per Credit Hour)
Baccalaureate Degree Courses $ 122.85* $ 558.00*
Advanced & Professional, Postsecondary Vocational, College Preparatory, Educator Preparatory $ 101.00* $ 363.00*

Non-Credit Courses

In-State and Out-of-State Cost of Non-Credit Courses
Program In-State (Per Credit Hour) Out-of-State (Per Credit Hour)
Postsecondary Adult Vocational (PSAV), Adult Basic, Adult Secondary, Vocational Preparatory $83.40* $327.30*
Supplemental Vocational/Continuing Workforce Education $150.00* $50.00*

*As with any other fees, the fees are subject to change pending any State Legislative action and/or Board approval.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

For an in-state student enrolled full-time, the estimated breakdown for one school year:

Cost of attendance for Dependent vs Independent 
Expense Cost for Dependent Cost for Independent
Tuition / Fees $3,050 $3,050
Room / Board $6,300 $8,550
Books / Supplies $1,500 $1,500
Personal Expenses 1,170 $1,170
Transportation $3,600 $3,600
TOTAL $15,518 $17,768

(Based on 2018/2019 Tuition Costs for Eligible Degree and Certificate Programs)

Learn more about the costs of attending PBSC

Tuition Costs for Post-Secondary Adult Vocational Certificate Programs (Based on 2018/2019 )

Download and view Tuition Costs for PSAV Certificate Programs



 $10K Bachelor's Program

$10K Bachelor's Program

This incentive program lets in-state students earn both an associate and bachelor’s degree at PBSC for only $10,000.   Learn more.

 How-to Videos

The following how-to videos are available to help you navigate the Financial Aid process


Student Resources

Palm Beach State is eager to make your education a reality and we are here to help you alleviate your economic burden to guarantee your success in college. We have compiled a list of resources that our institution offers:

 Academic Support

Textbook Price Match & Rentals:  Your campus bookstore price matches Booksmart, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon! You can also rent copies of most textbooks.

PantherCard:  Your PantherCard is your key to accessing resources provided at the college. Many local merchants also provide discounts for students who show their ID.  Each semester the office will offer a day where you can get your card replaced at no charge. You can get a discount at the cafeteria by using your PantherCard. Students with excess financial aid can also use it  to purchase books and supplies at the start of each semester.


Student Learning Center:  The Student Learning Centers on each campus offer a variety of options to meet the academic support needs of students, including: tutoring, study areas, seminars/workshops, access to Anatomy & Physiology models, and more.

Library:  Palm Beach State’s libraries offer access to a wide array of resources in person and online. Check out a book or movie from the circulating collection; borrow a textbook from the reserve collection, get help with your research; access our online databases of articles, journals, and streaming media; or borrow a calculator, tablet, or laptop. Palm Beach State students also have access to FAU’s library.

Career CenterThe Palm Beach State College Career Centers provide current students and degree program graduates with developing, evaluating and implementing career plans.  Services offered include: individual career advising, job search assistance, career workshops and events, job fairs, on-campus recruiting, job and internship listings, a Career Mentor network, online resources, career assessment tools, help with major selection, and 1 to 3 credit career courses.

Free Copy of Microsoft Office:  Students are eligible for Office 365 Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams. 

Eduroam WiFi Network:  Eduroam allows researchers, staff, and students to access a secure WiFi network connection using their college provided email account, worldwide. Use your Palm Beach State Wi-Fi authentication at any eduroam hotspot in the world and join instantly and securely

PAW Wireless Network:  Use Palm Beach State’s wireless network PAW when on campus to save your data.

 Student Life

Student Activities:  Palm Beach State College has a variety of activities to offer. Make the most of your college experience and let us show you how Panthers express themselves. Whether you're interested in community service, leadership opportunities, or just plain fun, we've got it!

Events: Check out Palm Beach State’s event calendar for our full list of activities happening at the college.

Clubs & Organizations: Join a club or organization to get involved on the campus and make friends. 

Intramural Sports:  Intramurals at Palm Beach State College are an excellent way to socialize, exercise and learn a new sport. Students participate in intramurals strictly for recreation. A student's ability is not as important as the emphasis on participation, having fun, and socializing.

Sports:  Palm Beach State College participates in intercollegiate men's baseball, men and women’s basketball, and women's softball and volleyball. Attend a game at no cost and show your Panther Pride!

Theatres: Palm Beach State’s theatres host live shows, dance, music, art exhibits, and much more.  Student discounts or free tickets may be available for some events.

Art Galleries:  The galleries at the Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens campuses showcase exhibits and events, which are free and open to the public.

Social Media:  Join Palm Beach State’s online community to access up-to-date information and find out what’s happening at the college.

 Every Day Needs

Panther's Closet:  A thrift shop where everything is only $1.  Panther’s Closet is open to all current students, faculty and staff. 

Counseling Center: Our Counseling Center offers crisis intervention, brief therapy sessions, and community referrals. You can also access 24/7 counseling over the phone.

Wellness Center: Palm Beach State’s Wellness Centers promote healthy life practices through guidance and educational programming. The wellness centers offer a wide range of amenities including group classes, cardio equipment and weight training equipment. Authorized user must complete required forms and attend a brief orientation.


Cosmetology Program Services: Our Cosmetology program offers hair, facial, and nail services at reasonable fees. See “Salon Services” for a price list and call ahead for availability.

Massage Program Services: Our Massage Therapy program is open to the public and offers services at minimal fees. Select “Student Clinic” to see services and prices.

Dental Health Services: Palm Beach State College's Dental Hygiene Care Center is a teaching facility in which students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program provide preventive dental care to the community. Visit the program site for information on low-cost dental health services and oral health services available to the public. 


 List of Scholarships Available to Students

Scholarships: Palm Beach State offers a wide range of scholarships for students. Merit based scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of scholastic ability, talent, area of study, or leadership potential. Others, known as need-based scholarships, are awarded on the basis of financial need. Students must apply for Financial Aid, be in a degree-seeking program and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA for most awards.  

Honor College Scholarships: The purpose of the Honors College is to provide a challenging and supportive academic environment focused on service learning. Follow the link to see all scholarships open to Honors College students.



Discount Palm Tran Passes:  Palm Tran student passes are available at all four campus bookstores and the Loxahatchee Groves Cashier’s Office. A valid PantherCard and current course schedule must be presented in order to purchase those passes that are discounted for students.

Discount Tri-Trail Passes:  Tri-rail offers discounted fare to currently enrolled students with proof of eligibility.  Click the link above for instructions on how to obtain a Discounted Fare Easy Card

South Florida Commuter Services:  Palm Beach State has partnered with South Florida Commuter Services to help students find alternatives to driving alone. Find a carpooling partner

 Student Forum

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