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Veteran Services

The College is state approved for veterans training. Veterans and eligible dependents who plan to attend under any of the various veterans’ training laws should go to the College’s webpage, www.palmbeachstate.edu/Admissions, to apply for admission.

Veterans should note that required and/or core courses for some academic programs may be available only at a specified campus. However, the pertinent General Education courses may be taken at any campus. Palm Beach State College is also in compliance with the Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”). All Honorably Discharged or VA education benefit recipients who physically reside in Florida will be granted a waiver for the out-of-state cost of tuition. Palm Beach State College also offers student veterans priority registration. Please see the Veterans Services webpage for details on the various VA benefits and application instructions, www.palmbeachstate.edu/VeteransServices.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), this school adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not:

Prevent the student’s enrollment;

Assess a late penalty fee to the student;

Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding;

Deny the student access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

Produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by the first day of class;

Provide a written request to be certified;

Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. To comply with the Department of Defense (DOD) policy, RCTC will return any unearned TA funds on a prorated basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending.

Updated August 28, 2019