How to Apply for Financial Aid

You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to apply for the following:

  • Federal and State grants (funds that do not need to be paid back).
  • Any Palm Beach State College Scholarship.
  • Federal Work-Study job, which allows students to earn money for their education through on-campus or community service jobs.

If you are seeking a Federal Direct Loan or Parent PLUS Federal Loan, additional information is available at

Please consult the College website ( for important details on specific financial aid programs stemming from federal, state, and institutional sources.

You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete your FSAID at

Complete the FAFSA at

If you need one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA, please attend a FAFSA Workshop at the campus nearest you. To view dates, times, locations, and documents needed, visit

For valuable financial aid information, view the FA TV videos:

The Office of Financial Aid will receive the result of the FAFSA to determine your grant loan and scholarship eligibility. (Keep abreast of all financial aid email sent to your school email account.)

For additional questions and answers, visit our Financial Aid webpage and view the Q & A section:

VERY IMPORTANT: Monitor your college email account for notices sent to you by the Office of Financial Aid. If you have action items in your Workday account, you may need to upload additional documents.

***Please confirm that your contact information is up to date with the Registration Office. Your official name as listed on your Social Security card should be used on the FAFSA. Once you submit your FAFSA, the Department of Education will conduct a background check to confirm your name and date of birth with the Social Security office.

Note: After submitting your FAFSA, you may get selected for verification by the Department of Education. The Office of Financial Aid retains the right to request any additional documentation deemed necessary to complete the review or verification of an application.

What do I have to do if I have been selected for Verification?

See Verification information on FA TV: