Policies & FAQ

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for federal student financial aid. FAFSA的结果决定了你是否有资格获得联邦资助, 比如佩尔和补充教育机会补助金, and loans. 通过每年提交FAFSA,学生援助指数(SAI)将被确定. 这个指数是你财务需求的一个指标. 除了确定你有资格获得多少联邦援助, filing the FAFSA may help you qualify for institutional aid and scholarships and grants from other sources. At PBA, your FAFSA results are used to determine your eligibility for the PBA Assist grant as well as some of the scholarships and grant funds available to students.

Visit studentaid.gov(或获得“我的学生援助”应用程序)来完成FAFSA. 您将需要您的FSA ID和密码.

For the 2024-2025 school year, PBA is recommending completing the FAFSA by March 1. 如果你不能在3月1日前完成FAFSA, 我们鼓励你在有能力的时候完成它.

Loans

A subsidized loan is a loan for which the interest is subsidized by the federal government when the borrower is enrolled full time in the university, during the loan’s grace period, 或者当贷款处于延期状态时. An unsubsidized loan in one in which the borrower is responsible for interest regardless of the loan status. An unsubsidized loan will start to accrue interest while the borrower is in school. This interest can be paid or be added to the loan’s principle while the borrower is in school.

如果你想使用联邦直接贷款, you will complete Loan Entrance Counseling (a tool to ensure you understand your obligation to repay the loan) and sign a loan contract called a Master Promissory Note (an agreement to the terms of the loan).

The Financial Aid Office will first apply your loan funds to your PBA student account to pay for tuition, fees, room and board, and other school charges. 如果有任何额外的贷款资金剩余,它们将退还给您. 所有贷款资金必须用于你的教育费用.

一旦您的贷款发放,您的贷款服务人员将被分配. Your loan servicer will provide regular updates on the status of your Direct Loan, 以及您收到的任何其他直接贷款.

After you graduate, leave school, 或者降至半日入学率以下, you will have a six-month grace period before you are required to begin repayment. During this period, 您将从贷款服务机构收到还款信息, 我们会通知你第一次付款的到期日. 付款通常按月支付.

学习更多关于管理贷款的知识

查看我们编制的首选贷方列表 FASTChoice! 这份名单是由一个专业委员会创建的, 由有竞争力的贷款人组成, and reviewed biannually. Lenders are added, or removed, based on criteria about historical data collected and information provided about specific loan products. 你也可以使用不在名单上的贷款人.

Scholarships

Yes! PBA offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for academic excellence including Supper Honors Program scholarships and two full tuition, 每年通过法里什计划颁发食宿奖学金. PBA offers scholarships to students who qualify for the PBA Lead program and talent awards in athletics, dance, music and theater. Additionally, PBA offers need based aid to students who qualify based on their Student Aid Index established through the FAFSA. 有关其他机构援助的更多信息,请访问我们的奖学金 & Grants page.

You will need to access your financial aid portal to view your financial aid information and offers.

Yes! Visit the Outside Scholarships page to learn more about how to apply, where to apply, and other local community scholarship foundations.

Billing

您将在位于我的学生账户中心支付账单.samanthabozin.com. 所有一次性或每月付款将在这里.

Yes! You may use a payment plan to split a balance owed on your account after your scholarships and financial aid has been applied into monthly payments. You may enroll in the payment plan of your choice on your NelNet Campus Commerce account. 您需要PBA网络凭据才能访问您的帐户. If you have additional questions you may contact the Student Accounts Office at 561-803-2152 or emailing Student_Accounts@samanthabozin.com.

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Refunds

财政援助的支付是根据联邦规定的规定进行的. Students are expected to receive their refunds approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the end of “Add/Drop” period. 如果你注册了多个子学期的课程, 您的首次退款金额将根据您的注册情况而定. 您可以在您的 myPBA account.

All student account refunds will be issued via direct deposit to your bank account or a physical check. 如果您不选择付款方式, the default option will be a check mailed to the legal home address on file; however, 请注意,身体检查需要更长的时间来处理. 最快的收款方式是选择直接存款.

选择退款偏好, 登录您的学生帐户中心帐户,点击“退款”选项卡.

State Aid

您将在您的财务援助门户网站上申请EASE补助金.

Must earn a minimum 2.0 GPA and earn the equivalent of 12 credit hours each semester an award was received during the academic year (Credit hours earned during the previous summer may be counted toward the total number of credit hours required).

PBA does not accept the Florida Gold Seal Vocational Scholarship because we are not a vocational university. PBA接受佛罗里达光明未来学术和奖章奖学金.

  1. 光明未来奖学金每学年按固定费率发放. 目前的奖学金标准如下:光明期货学术奖学金- $212 per credit hour. 可续订最多120学分.

    光明期货奖章奖学金 $159 per credit hour. 可续订最多120学分.

  1. Bright Futures Academic Scholarship – Earn 24 credits hours per semester and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  2. 光明期货奖章奖学金 Earn 24 credits hours per semester and maintain a 2.75 GPA

Federal Work Study (FWS)

在成功完成 FAFSA and confirming your eligibility, you can search for jobs on PBA Handshake.

You can expect to earn $12-$16 per hour based on your qualifications and experience, 通常一周你可以工作20个小时, 基于你的可用性和你工作区域的需求.

你会在每月的15号和30号拿到工资. 您可以选择接受直接存款或传统支票. 你所有的工作时间都必须登录Paycom.

You must register for and maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits) or greater to be eligible for the FWS program. If, for any reason, 你的课业负担低于一半时间, 你不能再参加这个项目,必须立即停止工作.

FWS earnings are considered taxable income by both federal and state governments; however, FWS earnings are not included in the calculation of your eligibility for financial aid. 此外,佛罗里达州没有州所得税.

Other Questions

如果学生被批准减少课程负担, the Office of Disability Services will email financial aid letting us know that a student is approved for to take this reduced course load and continue to receive institutional aid and the EASE grant. 但是,学生的机构援助和EASE补助金 must be prorated 每学期根据学生的课程负担.

  1. Students enrolled in 3-5 hours can receive 25% of their institutional aid and EASE grant.
  2. Students enrolled in 6-8 hours can receive 50% of their institutional aid and EASE grant.
  3. Students enrolled in 9-11 hours can receive 75% of their institutional aid and EASE grant.

Yes! All official college transcripts must be submitted directly to Palm Beach Atlantic University from every institution previously attended 在注册下一学期之前 begins. This includes institutions where courses were attempted and credit was not earned (failing grades or withdrawals). If the transcripts are not submitted, financial aid and class registration will be frozen. We will make an effort to encourage official transcripts prior to the student enrolling for their respective term.

如果你对你的转学课程有疑问或担忧, 请联系你的招生顾问或注册办公室.

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