Important Dates & Information
Summer 2022 Bookstore Credit
Summer 2022 Bookstore Window: May 11 - June 10, 2022
Please be sure to check the bookstore website for the most up to date hours.
Students have 3 options for book purchases:
- In person – facial coverings are required to shop in the store
- Store pick up (all campuses will offer store pick up)
Students should verify their financial aid balance prior to visiting any of the stores.
If you are taking a course, please purchase ALL required books/materials during the dates listed above.
The required books/materials can be found on your professor's syllabus.
Please note: If you make ANY changes to your schedule, your aid may decrease and this could leave you with a balance owed to the College.
Summer 2022 Disbursement Dates:
- Anticipated disbursement starting the week of June 13, 2022.
* Disbursement should occur weekly throughout the term but are subject to changes due to holidays and system updates.
Important information about instructors verifying classroom participation and Impact on your Financial Aid Disbursement:
Palm Beach State College (PBSC) is required by the U.S. Department of Education to verify the attendance (including participation for online courses) of students in each class for which they are enrolled. Instructors are required to verify your classroom participation in Workday before financial aid can be disbursed to your tuition account. Additionally, you are expected to be enrolled and complete the entire semester. If you withdraw from all your classes or do not complete the entire semester, your aid may be subject to a Return of Federal funds calculation. For additional information on Return of Title IV funds; please review the Return to Title IV policy.
Priority Processing Information
A completed application consists of a valid FAFSA with any additional documents received and reviewed. If your financial aid file is completed in a timely manner, every attempt will be made to process your application in time to cover your tuition and fees; however, you should be prepared to pay your college expenses by the date printed on your class schedule. To receive any type of financial aid, including loans, you must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress.
If you are experiencing difficulty or have any questions, please visit your nearest Financial Aid Office. We are here to assist you with this process and we will be able to provide you the most accurate information.
We can also assist with the completion of your FAFSA Application. Please visit our FAFSA Workshop page for dates and times.
Reasonable Financial Aid Timeline
All completed applications will be processed; however, students should consider applying for financial aid early to avoid any delay.
To be considered for financial aid, submit or renew the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is available starting on October 1st. Completing the FAFSA is one of many steps toward qualifying for financial aid. Students whose application has been selected for verification must work with the Office of Financial Aid to resolve any missing documents.
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come-first-serve basis, while funds are available. Therefore, students must consider any possible factor that may cause a delay. An application submission date is not the same as an application completion date. A completed application means the student first submits the FAFSA, then ensures that all the steps in the application process are done.
Students can expect a completed application to be packaged within two weeks during the non-peak registration period. During peak registration (July and August), the average wait time may be 3 to 4 weeks.
Please be advised that the amount of time it takes for financial aid to be packaged may vary. Students may apply for financial aid throughout the school year, and should not solely base their decision to apply on a priority processing date.