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PBSC gets back on track after Hurricane Irma

Palm Beach State College reopened for classes and business Sept. 18 with a plan for students to make up the nine instructional days lost because of Hurricane Irma.
College leaders have cancelled the faculty and staff Development Day scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25. That day will become a makeup day for students taking Thursday or Tuesday/Thursday classes.  Final Exam Week, during which time students only take their final exams, will now become an instructional week. There also are plans for students who take Friday only classes to spend extra time in each session to make up the missed time. … Continue reading PBSC gets back on track after Hurricane Irma

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PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

Palm Beach State College is expecting another enrollment hike for the 2017-2018 academic year, and College leaders say they are prepared for the growth.
The full-time equivalent (FTE) enrollment was up 2.8 percent for 2016-2017 compared to the previous year. That means that PBSC students, the majority of whom are part time, took far more classes. The student headcount also rose slightly to 49,303 students in 2016-2017, up from 47,893 in 2015-2016.
Despite the economic turnaround and low unemployment rate, … Continue reading PBSC expecting another enrollment hike

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Palm Beach State strikes gold for performance

Palm Beach State College has achieved gold level in the Florida College System’s performance-based incentive program, garnering an additional $1.2 million from the state this year.
The additional dollars for earning the highest level possible bring PBSC’s total performance funding to $4.1 million this year, up from $2.9 million last year. It represents the College’s slice of $60 million in state performance funding allocated by the Florida Legislature, which includes $30 million in state performance funding and $30 million in institutional performance funding. … Continue reading Palm Beach State strikes gold for performance

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PBSC freezes tuition for sixth year

 Tuition at Palm Beach State College will not increase for the sixth straight year, maintaining the College’s standing as one of the most affordable higher education institutions in the state.
The PBSC District Board of Trustees approved the College’s $129.9 million general fund budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. It calls for in-state tuition and fees to remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. … Continue reading PBSC freezes tuition for sixth year

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No tuition increase at PBSC for 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College students will not pay a penny more for their tuition and course fees next school year.
The District Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to freeze the cost of classes for all degree and certificate programs for the 2016-2017 academic year. For college credit courses, in-state tuition and fees will remain at $101 (including $76.92 for tuition) per credit hour or $303 for a three-credit hour course. Tuition and fees for postsecondary adult vocational program courses are fixed at $83.40 per credit hour and $2.78 per contact hour. … Continue reading No tuition increase at PBSC for 2016-2017

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PBSC student fees to increase in 2015-2016; tuition remains flat

The cost of taking a class at Palm Beach State College will rise $2.75 per credit hour in 2015-2016 for students pursuing associate degrees and credit certificates, with the additional revenue going directly toward updating College facilities, enhancing technology and providing additional funds for student activities.
While keeping tuition flat for all students for the fourth consecutive year, the Palm Beach State College District Board of Trustees on Monday approved slight increases in the student activity, … Continue reading PBSC student fees to increase in 2015-2016; tuition remains flat

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