Panther Empowerment Resource Center (PERC)
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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!
FACULTY/STAFF: REFER A STUDENT TO PERC
Do you know a student who needs access to our resources? Please complete the referral form for that student.
STUDENTS: REQUEST SERVICES
Please complete the request form to request PERC services for yourself.
SNAP BENEFITS SCREENINGSupplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. More information
HOMELESS STUDENT SERVICES
Local resources are available both on and off campus or in the Palm Beach County community to help students facing homelessness with basic necessities.
FIND HELPPERC makes it easy for those in need to find appropriate FREE or LOW COST programs and services for food, shelter, health care, work, utilities assistance and more. PBSC Login & Password required. Search your zip code for food banks shelter healthcare and more
EMERGENCY FUNDS - SURF
SURF grant: Not paid directly to students
Payment made directly to vendors
Covers: car repair, loss of wages, emergency dental, medical care or childcare. Must be PBSC student.
Requirements for SURF Grant
FINANCIAL COACHINGPERC provides free financial coaching for students and immediate family members. Our services include one-on-one budgeting sessions, credit report reviews, bankruptcy counseling services... See the schedule for the workshops
LEGAL ASSISTANCEDisability 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!
TAX PREPARATIONOffered in Spring 2019 Completely free tax preparation, even if the student or family members use E-File! Students and family members can meet with an IRS-Certified Tax Preparer and have their taxes prepared for free.
PERC is committed to connecting students at Palm Beach State College with local resources for housing.
VETERANS SERVICESWe 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 AIDPalm 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 CENTEROur Counseling Center offers crisis intervention, brief therapy sessions, and community referrals. You can also access 24/7 counseling over the phone.
Learn more about the Counseling Center
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.
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.