政策 & 常见问题解答

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the application for federal student financial aid. The results of the FAFSA determine your eligibility for federal grants, such as the Pell 和 Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, 和贷款. Through filing the FAFSA each year, a Student Aid Index (SAI) will be determined. This index is an indicator of your financial need. In addition to determining how much federal aid you qualify for, filing the FAFSA may help you qualify for institutional aid 和 scholarships 和 grants from other sources. 在PBA, your FAFSA results are used to determine your eligibility for the PBA Assist grant as well as some of the scholarships 和 grant funds available to students.

访问studentaid.gov (or get the “My Student Aid” app) to complete the FAFSA. You will need your FSA ID 和 Password.

For the 2024-2025 school year, PBA is recommending completing the FAFSA by March 1. If you are unable to complete the FAFSA by March 1, we encourage you to complete it when you are able.

贷款

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, 在贷款宽限期内, or when the loan is in deferment status. 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.

If you’d like to use the federal direct loans, you will complete Loan Entrance Counseling (a tool to ensure you underst和 your obligation to repay the loan) 和 sign a loan contract called a Master Promissory Note (an agreement to the terms of the loan).

The 财政援助办事处 will first apply your loan funds to your PBA student account to pay for tuition, 费用, 食宿, 以及其他学校收费. If any additional loan funds remain, they will be returned to you. All loan funds must be used for your education expenses.

Your loan servicer is assigned once your loan is disbursed. Your loan servicer will provide regular updates on the status of your Direct Loan, 和 any additional Direct 贷款 that you receive.

毕业后, 离开学校, or drop below half-time enrollment, you will have a six-month grace period before you are required to begin repayment. 在此期间, you’ll receive repayment information from your loan servicer, 和 you’ll be notified of your first payment due date. Payments are usually due monthly.

Learn more about managing your loans

View the list of preferred lenders that we have compiled on FASTChoice! This list is created by a board of professionals, comprised of competitive lenders, 每两年审查一次. 新增贷款人, 或删除, based on criteria about historical data collected 和 information provided about specific loan products. You may also use a lender that is not on the list.

奖学金

是的! PBA offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for academic excellence including Supper Honors Program scholarships 和 two full tuition, 食宿 scholarships awarded annually through the Farish Program. PBA offers scholarships to students who qualify for the PBA Lead program 和 talent awards in athletics, 跳舞, 音乐和戏剧. 另外, PBA offers need based aid to students who qualify based on their Student Aid Index established through the FAFSA. For more information about other institutional aid visit our 奖学金 & 赠款页面.

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

是的! 参观 校外奖学金页面 to learn more about how to apply, where to apply, 和 other local community scholarship foundations.

计费

You will pay your bill on your Student Account Center located on my.abrasser.com. All one-time or monthly payments will be made here.

是的! You may use a payment plan to split a balance owed on your account after your scholarships 和 financial aid has been applied into monthly payments. You may enroll in the payment plan of your choice on your NelNet Campus Commerce account. You will need PBA network credentials to access your account. If you have additional questions you may contact the Student Accounts Office at 561-803-2152 or emailing Student_Accounts@abrasser.com.

Please refer to your enrollment checklist for health insurance waiver.

退款

Disbursement of financial aid occurs according to federally m和ated regulations. Students are expected to receive their refunds approximately 3 to 4 weeks after the end of “Add/Drop” period. If you are enrolled in courses in multiple subterms, the amount of your first refund will be effected by your enrollment. You can view the expected refund dates on your myPBA帐户.

All student account refunds will be issued via direct deposit to your bank account or a physical check. If you do not select a payment method, the default option will be a check mailed to the legal home address on file; however, please note that physical checks take longer to process. The fastest way to receive your funds is to select Direct Deposit.

To select a refunding preference, log into your Student Account Center account 和 click the “Refund” tab.

国家援助

You will apply for the EASE Grant on your 金融援助 Portal.

必须至少挣2.0的绩点 和 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 does accept the Florida Bright Futures 学术 和 Medallion Scholarship.

  1. The Bright Futures Scholarship will be paid at a set rate each academic year. The current rates are as follows:Bright Futures 学术 Scholarship – 每学时212美元. Renewable for up to 120 credit hours.

    Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship – 每学分159美元. Renewable for up to 120 credit hours.

  1. Bright Futures 学术 Scholarship – Earn 24 credits hours per semester 和 maintain a 3.0的绩点
  2. Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship – Earn 24 credits hours per semester 和 maintain a 2.75年平均绩点

联邦工作研究(FWS)

After successfully completing the FAFSA 和 确认您的资格,你可以在 PBA握手.

You can expect to earn $12-$16 per hour based on your qualifications 和 experience, 和 you can work up to 20 hours in a typical week, based on your availability 和 the needs of the area in which you are working.

You will be paid on the 15th 和 30th of each month. You may choose to receive direct deposit or a traditional check. All the hours you worked must be logged into Paycom.

You must register for 和 maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits) or greater to be eligible for the FWS program. If, 出于某种原因, your course load falls below half-time, you can no longer participate in the program 和 must stop working immediately.

FWS earnings are considered taxable income by both federal 和 state governments; however, FWS earnings are not included in the calculation of your eligibility for financial aid. 另外, the state of Florida does not have a state income tax.

其他问题

If a student has been approved for a reduced course load, the Office of Disability Services will email financial aid letting us know that a student is approved for to take this reduced course load 和 continue to receive institutional aid 和 the EASE grant. However, the student’s institutional aid 和 EASE grant 必须按比例分配 per semester based off the course load the student is taking.

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

是的! All official college transcripts must be submitted directly to 推荐全球最大网赌正规平台欢迎您 from every institution previously attended before registration for the subsequent term 开始. This includes institutions where courses were attempted 和 credit was not earned (failing grades or withdrawals). If the transcripts are not submitted, financial aid 和 class registration will be frozen. We will make an effort to encourage official transcripts prior to the student enrolling for their respective term.

If you have questions or concerns about your transfer coursework, please contact your 招生 Counselor or the Registrar’s office.

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