Tag: financial aid

Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment

Palm Beach State College is preparing for another hike in summer enrollment with the return of year-round Pell grants.
The funding, announced by the U.S. Department of Education last year, means that PBSC’s more than 14,000 students currently receiving Pell grants for 2017-2018 academic year may also qualify for a summer grant of up to $2,960. This is the first time since 2011 that year-round Pell grants have been available.
The exact amount for students will vary depending on their expected family contribution, … Continue reading Year-round Pell may help drive summer enrollment

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“College is Possible” set for April 16 at PBSC Boca Raton campus

Palm Beach State College is hosting a free seminar April 16 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning.
“College is Possible” will be held in the Humanities and Technology building, room 103, at the Boca Raton campus located at 801 Palm Beach State College Drive. Check in, tours and a free continental breakfast will be held from 9 to 10 a.m.  … Continue reading “College is Possible” set for April 16 at PBSC Boca Raton campus

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College is Possible event set for Feb. 21 at Palm Beach Gardens campus

Palm Beach State College is once again hosting a free seminar Feb. 21 for high school seniors who still need help getting on the path to college and juniors who want to get a head start on their higher education planning.
“College is Possible,” will be held from 10 to 11:45 a.m. in the Meldon Lecture Hall at the Palm Beach Gardens campus. Check-in and campus tours will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. The event will feature a special workshop to help students and their parents navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). … Continue reading College is Possible event set for Feb. 21 at Palm Beach Gardens campus

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Palm Beach State stiffens financial aid policies

Palm Beach State College is implementing stricter financial aid policies that will drastically change the way it doles out federal funds and make students more accountable for the dollars they receive.
Beginning in the fall, federal financial aid funds will not be disbursed to students until 30 days after the start of the term. Student loans will be divided into two disbursements — half at the 30- day point and the remainder at mid-semester. Students with loans may find the majority of their first disbursement paying tuition and other financial obligations to the College. … Continue reading Palm Beach State stiffens financial aid policies

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