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SLS 1501 (Prof. Allison--Palm Beach Gardens): College Affordability

Know Your Resources

As you progress on your college journey your circumstances might change, new needs might develop, sources of support could fall through. Since we can't predict the future or plan for every scenario, knowing what kind of resources are available to you is a great defense against the unknown. Check out these resources on financial aid and college affordability from Palm Beach State College. You might be surprised at the ways you can save money!

PBSC Office of Financial Aid

Click here to access PBSC Office of Financial Aid.

  • Learn what sources of aid are available to you.
  • Watch videos to learn the process of applying for FAFSA and other sources of aid.
  • Attend workshops on everything from writing a scholarship essay to becoming financially literate.
  • Connect with an advisor. 

Mission: The Office of Financial Aid’s mission is to serve the student body by facilitating access to higher education funding resources.  Financial Aid resources can be either internal (institutional funds and merit scholarships) or external (government-federal and state, or private organizations). Palm Beach State College awarded more than $90 million in financial aid in the 2019-20 award year.  Our staff of professionals are available to assist students and families in understanding the financial aid process and options available to fund your education.

College Affordability Resources

Click here to access PBSC College Affordability page.

Palm Beach State College is committed to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, and affordable education. Our low tuition, along with financial aid and scholarships, makes college possible for students of all income levels. Visit the College Affordability page to learn more about eligibility to save on:

  • Academic expenses (books, newspaper subscriptions, computer software)
  • Everyday needs (Panther Pantry, Wellness Center)
  • Transportation (Discounts for Tri-Rail and Palm Tran)
  • Student life activities (sports, theater)

Panther Empowerment Resource Center

Click here to access PERC Resource page.

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!