Financial Aid

Scholarships & Grants

We offer a wide variety of scholarships and grants to help you make your dreams come true at PBA. Read to learn more.

Scholarships  and grants can go a long way to help cover educational expenses, and best of all they are awards that do not have to be repaid. PBA offers a variety of merit-based scholarships for academic excellence and talent in athletics, dance, music and theatre. Federal and State scholarships are also available to eligible students. Additionally, outside scholarships are a great resource for students who are planning for success.

Ninty-nine percent of our day undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid! To see what you may qualify for, try out our Net Price Calculator.

 INSTITUTIONAL

 AMOUNT 

Academic Scholarships

Eligibility: Full time day undergraduate

Deadline: Awarded automatically upon acceptance to PBA.

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters

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PBA Assistance Award

Eligibility: Full time day undergraduate with exceptional financial need (as determined by PBA).

Deadline: Awarded automatically upon acceptance to PBA and receipt of the FAFSA.

Application: FAFSA (online) (with PBA listed)

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters.

Variable

PBA Dual Enrolled Scholarship

One student from each Dual Enrollment Program school will be awarded this non-transferable scholarship above and beyond other PBA financial aid and scholarships (not to exceed the cost of attendance).

Eligibility: A 3.8 unweighted GPA in PBA courses, completion of at least 2 dual enrollment courses from PBA, be an eligible graduating senior, and obtain acceptance to PBA for the fall term immediately following high school graduation.

Deadline: May 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Dual Enrollment Program Scholarship Application

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters

$1,000

PBA Alumni Scholarship

Eligibility: Full time day undergraduate who is related to a PBA alum.

Deadline: April 15, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Alumni Association Scholarship

Renewable: Yes, up to 7 semesters

$1,500

Developing Christian Leaders Scholarship

PBA has an exciting new scholarship opportunity for incoming students who aspire to be leaders. This scholarship program requires attendance of the Student Leadership University 101 course along with additional training at PBA during your first year.

Eligibility: Incoming full time day undergraduate freshman and attendance of the Student Leadership University 101 course prior to enrollment. Students participating in athletic, talent (music, dance & theatre), or honors programs are not eligible due to conflicting co-curricular requirements.

Deadline: January 19, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Contact your admission counselor for application procedures.

Renewable: Yes, upon meeting co-curricular expectations determined by the Center for Campus Connections

$1,500

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming full time day undergraduate transfer student who is a member of the PTK honors society.

Deadline: June 1, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Please see your Admission counselor

Renewable: Yes, up to 5 semesters

$2,000

Farish Scholars Program

Eligibility: To qualify, an applicant must have a 3.5 GPA, SAT test score of 1380 (ACT of 31), be an incoming freshman, a Florida resident, and exhibit extensive community involvement. This is a competitive scholarship that requires an in-person interview.

Deadline: January 15, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Contact your admission counselor for application procedures.

Renewable: Yes, for up to 9 semesters

Read about Joseph Farish Jr., for whom the scholarship is named.

Full Tuition

Barbara H. Ferrin Endowed Scholarship

Eligibility: To qualify, incoming freshman must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5, have a minimum SAT score of 1250 (or ACT score of 28) and major in either English, History, Political Science, Pre-Law or Philosophy.

Deadline: January 15, 2016 for the 2016-17 school year

Application: Barbara H. Ferrin Endowed Scholarship

Renewable: Yes, for up to 3 years as long as recipient remains in one of the designated majors and maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

$2,000

Endowed Scholarships

Palm Beach Atlantic University has been blessed by many philanthropic individuals and organizations with endowed scholarship funds. These funds have been appropriately invested to maximize the effectiveness in assisting students in reaching their academic endeavors. Currently the institution awards these funds primarily to our returning student population, recognizing academic excellence and financial need. Several endowed scholarship and grants have specific eligibility requirements and may require a separate application process. To apply, please visit the Financial Aid Office and request an Endowed Scholarship Application. The priority deadline for the 2015-16 school year is May 1. Applications will still be accepted until August 1, but with limited awarding potential.

Variable

Athletic Scholarships

Please visit Sailfish Athletics for additional information on athletic scholarships and the recruiting process.

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 FEDERAL AID

 AMOUNT

Federal Pell Grant

Eligibility: Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need.

Deadline: None

Application: FAFSA (online) (with PBA listed)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need

Funding: Federal grant; prorated per enrollment status

$573 - $5,775

Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant

Eligibility: Full time day undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA. Reserved for out of state students with financial need.

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Application: FAFSA (online) (with PBA listed)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need and availability of funds

$100 - $1,000

Federal TEACH Grant

Eligibility: Full time day undergraduate (seeking first degree in Education) with an eligible GPA. Students are required to teach in a high need field at a low-income school for four years post graduation. Student must have also successfully passed the First Screening process and have been formally accepted into the Education Program. Eligible education majors include Secondary Education/Biology, Secondary Education/Mathematics and Elementary Education (with minor in Exceptional Student Education, Mathematics or Science).

Deadline: None

Application: FAFSA (online) (with PBA listed)

Renewable: Yes

$3,708
   

 STATE AID

 AMOUNT

Florida Bright Futures Scholarships Program

Eligibility: See Bright Futures website

Deadline: Student must apply before high school graduation

Application: Initial State Student Application

Renewable: Yes, for up to 120 credit hours

Per credit hour
Academic = $103
Medallion = $77

Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG)

Eligibility: Full time undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA; resident of Florida.

Deadline: Fall - September 15, Spring February 15

Application: FRAG Application (online after acceptance to PBA)

Renewable: Yes, up to 9 semesters

$3,000

Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)

Eligibility: Full time undergraduate (seeking first degree) with an eligible GPA and financial need; resident of Florida.

Deadline: Based on availability of funds

Application: FAFSA (online) (with PBA listed)

Renewable: Yes, yearly according to need and availability of funds

Variable

 


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