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Panther Empowerment Resource Center (PERC)

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Student Assistance Funds (Panther TRUE/SURF) Application
  • Palm Beach State College Username and Password Required
  • Please submit your application as soon as possible as only a limited number of requests can be met. 
  • Please note that the approval process can take up to two weeks.  
  • Be sure to attach all verifying documentation at time of application.

Note:

  • You must be a taking classes in the current semester at Palm Beach State College.
  • In order to serve as many fellow students in need as possible, all decisions are made by the Foundation and are final.”

 

 

Palm Beach County: Financial Assistance Available

Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability announced the availability of Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus funds (CDBG-CV) to provide financial assistance to income eligible households, impacted by COVID19, who are delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI).  Additionally, funding may assist with second mortgages, late fees, condominium and homeowners' association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19. 

 

 

Low Cost Internet Access

It's easy to get affordable high-speed Internet at home with Internet Essentials from Comcast.

You may qualify if you are eligible for public assistance programs (such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others) or are a Pell Grant recipient.

 

 

PERC MISSION

To improve the retention, persistence, and graduation rates of financially unstable first generation, low-income students, primarily at the Lake Worth and Belle Glade campuses. Students experiencing difficulties that include, but are not limited to: food insecurity, homelessness, debt, and transportation problems through simplified access to community resources and personalized financial planning. PBSC Cares!


PERC SERVICES 

SNAP BENEFITS SCREENING

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. More information

HOUSING/COMMUNITY

PERC is committed to connecting students at Palm Beach State College with local resources for housing and other basic necessities. 

Learn more about these local resources

 

FOOD RESOURCES

Emergency food can be provided to Palm Beach County residents from churches, food banks and pantries.

Learn about Food Pantry Resources in Palm Beach County

LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Disability claims, tax controversies, unemployment benefit denials, housing issues, discrimination issues, food stamp denials, consumer issues and other legal issues. Referrals to legal counseling available at no cost!

 

VETERANS SERVICES

We are honored to welcome new and returning veterans who choose Palm Beach State College for their education and training needs.
Learn more about Veteran Services

FINANCIAL AID

Palm Beach State College's low tuition, along with financial aid and scholarships, makes college possible for students of all income levels.
Learn more about Financial Aid

COUNSELING CENTER

Our Counseling Center offers crisis intervention, brief therapy sessions, and community referrals.
Learn more about the Counseling Center

PANTHER'S PANTRY/CLOSET

2 resources for enrolled Palm Beach State College students providing free food, toiletries and Clothing for $1
Learn more about the Panther Pantry
Learn more about the Panther's Closet

 

GLOBAL EDUCATION

Our goal is to assist immigrants who register with the center to:

  • Provide information about educational programs or courses to learn English.
  • Provide referrals to community services and programs in Palm Beach County.
  • Design workshops that enable you to learn more about the U.S. culture.

Visit the Global Ed center to learn more

DENTAL HEALTH

Palm Beach State College Dental Hygiene Care Center is a teaching facility in which students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program provide preventive dental care to the community.

The Dental Hygiene Care Center is a state of the art clinical facility, located on the Lake Worth campus.


CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT!  561-868-3757

EDUROAM WIFI HOTSPOT

 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

CARPOOLING & RIDESHARING

Need help finding someone to carpool with? Want to know what options are available to you? Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth Campus, has teamed up with South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS) to offer a Carpool Matching service that can help you find someone to share the ride with.

Find a carpooling partner or rideshare

 

 

 

 

 

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