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August 22, 2014

Financial Aid-Parent Information

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Your student wants the Christ-centered, high-quality education that Palm Beach Atlantic University offers. But, as a parent or family member, you may be wondering how you can afford our tuition and fees. Relax. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help make your student’s PBA education affordable. We can be reached via phone at (561) 803-2126 or by email at finaid@pba.edu.

 

Financial Aid Process

The financial aid process is completed on an annual basis, which begins with the filing of the Federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our priority filing date is May 1 every year; however, you can file the FAFSA as early as January 1 for the upcoming year. Please use estimated tax information (if necessary) to file as early as possible. You MUST go back into the FASFA online and update all tax information after you file your returns.

 

Financial Aid Communications

Has your student checked their official PBA email account? That is the only place that the Financial Aid Office will send important communications such as award letter notifications, requests for missing documents, and other critical information. Your student also has 24/7 access to his or her financial aid account online on the myPBA portal. On myPBA, your student can view his or her awards, check for outstanding documents, complete forms, and much more.

 

Paying the College Bill

Financial aid award letters are calculated for an entire academic year; however, student bills are generated by semester. Approved financial aid for the semester will appear as a credit on the bill.

After all financial aid has credited to the account, there are still other options for assistance with any remaining balance:

  • Monthly Payment Plan
  • Federal Parent PLUS Direct Loan
  • Alternative/Private Loan

 

A Monthly Payment Plan by TMS
You and your student have the option to make monthly payments through our partnership with Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Our tuition payment plan is a no-interest installment plan that allows you to spread payment of your remaining balance over several months. There is a non-refundable fee to set up your payment plan account. You must sign up before or during check-in, as this option is not available after check-in has ended. For more information, contact us (561) 803-2164 or visit pba.afford.com.

 

Parent Plus Direct Loan
To be eligible, your student must be enrolled in at least six credit hours at PBA. The loan must be requested each academic year. You will have a 10-year period to repay this fixed-rate loan. You may also defer payment until after your student graduates (or is no longer enrolled in at least six credit hours/term).

To apply, you must be:

  • The biological or adoptive parent or stepparent to apply
  • A U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have acceptable credit


Payment
Before classes begin, your student must have an approved loan, pay in full, or have established a monthly payment plan with PBA. We accept personal and cashier’s checks as well as money orders. Your student may pay online using a credit card through myPBA. (PBA user name and password are required.)

 

Special Circumstances

There are times when your family may experience special circumstances such as loss of employment, separation or divorce, etc., that significantly reduce family income. This may warrant a special review of the student’s financial aid package. Please contact us for more information.

 


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