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Student Responsibility and Conditions of Use

As a student of Palm Beach State College I agree to the following Terms and Conditions as part of the Enrollment and Registration process. This includes all information regarding the Fee Schedule and content included in current Student Handbook and College Catalog as part of these Terms and Conditions which may change periodically.

I agree to abide by the regulations of the College for the current year. I understand that I am responsible for the payment of all fees and charges incurred on my student account. I understand that if fees and charges are not paid in full, these amounts may be turned over to an external collection agency and additional fees will be incurred.

Student Account

In using this Web Registration system, I understand that I am directly affecting my academic record and my student account. I agree to take full responsibility for the course registrations, course adds, drops, and withdrawals I enter and submit for processing through this system.

I am responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of my account and password and for restricting access to my computer. I agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under my account or password. The College reserves the right to refuse service, terminate accounts at our sole discretion.

Violations of computer and network policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis according to established policies; determinations may include denial of access privileges. In all instances, measures will be taken to protect the system; however, due-process rights of everyone involved will be observed in all cases. Users are reminded that some uses of the network are governed by local, State, or Federal laws.

I am aware that the College will process my personal data, or other data which the College may obtain from me or other people subsequently for purposes connected with my studies, my health and safety and other legitimate reasons. I understand that full details of the ways in which the College will use and disclose my data together regarding my FERPA rights in that respect as set out in the College Catalog.

I give my express consent to the processing of my personal data.

Microsoft O365 Account

I understand that my primary e-mail address shall be the my.palmbeachstate.edu e-mail address issued to me by the College. All material sent by e-mail to my College e-mail address shall be deemed to have been received, and it is my responsibility to check my College e-mail account regularly and to ensure my mailbox is not full.

I further understand that access to my account will be removed after three (3) academic terms of separation from the institution and any information stored within may be deleted.

Title IV Authorization

I authorize Palm Beach State College to apply my federal student financial aid to any non-institutional charges (For example, bookstore charges) on my student account. I understand that this authorization will remain in effect until I submit a written request to cancel this authorization. I understand that I will be responsible for paying any outstanding debts to Palm Beach State College if I cancel this authorization.

I also understand I must meet satisfactory academic progress to remain eligible for financial aid and if selected for federal verification I will be required to submit additional documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

Collection Costs

Students who fail to pay any balance owed to the College on a timely basis will be referred to an outside collection agency and subsequently reported to any credit bureau as part of the process. Collection costs associated with any individual account balance referred to a collection agency will be passed on to the student, as authorized in Florida Statutes §1010.03.

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Notification of Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers
(§ 119.071(5), Florida Statutes)

This notice is intended for students, employees and applicants. Palm Beach State College collects your social security number for use in performance of the College's duties and responsibilities for the following possible purposes: classification of accounts; identification and verification; credit worthiness; billing and payments; data collection; reconciliation; tracking; benefit processing; tax and scholarship reporting; financial aid processing; athletics recruiting; accreditation of programs; and reporting to authorized agencies of the state and federal government. Social security numbers are also used as a unique numeric identifier in certain cases and may be used for search purposes. Federal Law requires that we protect social security numbers from disclosure to unauthorized parties. Students and employees are assigned Palm Beach State identification numbers to assist in protecting their identities.

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