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Paying for School

ImportantSt. Petersburg College is continuing to work on financial aid refunds and will keep you updated as needed.

Not sure how to pay for college? Financial Assistance Services provides guidance on grants, scholarshipsstudent employment and loans to help pay college expenses.

Where Do I Start?

Where Do I Start? is a quick reference, step-by-step checklist to begin the process.

Watch this overview video to learn more about all aspects of financial aid. Watch a short video tutorial that highlights key features of our financial aid website.

Use this glossary to learn about commonly used financial aid terms.

  • Foundation Scholarship IconHave you applied for Foundation Scholarships?
    Apply and submit a letter of recommendation by Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. for Spring 2018.
  • foundationiconNew! Are you a graduating Pinellas County high school student?
    Apply for the Presidential Scholarship by Jan. 23, 2018 and earn up to 60 credit hours of covered tuition!
  • My SAP Icon smallNew!
    The Financial Aid Academic Plan is now referred to as the Student Success Plan. Learn more. 
  • My Future Icon smallIt's MY FUTURE!
    We are proud to host several campus events to promote financial literacy for SPC students. Learn more about these events and how you can earn chances to win a $500 scholarship!
  • Important
    New! File your FAFSA for next academic year now!
    File your FAFSA application now. Best of all, you can use your 2015 tax information, the same tax information you used to complete this year’s application.
  • IRS Data Retrieval ToolNew! IRS Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable at this time
    No need to panic – you can still fill out both your 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 FAFSA’s by manually inputting your tax information. Use the same 2015 tax information for both applications. Read more.
  • Important2017-18 Verification requirements
    If your 2017-18 FAFSA application is selected for Verification, make sure you understand what documents you need to submit. Most forms related to Verification are available in an electronic format. Not all applicants will be asked to submit the same documents.

  • FA-TV Announcement IconGet answers to basic financial aid questions - 24/7
    Check out Financial Aid TV. Eliminate the need to call or stand in line. Get easy-to-understand answers by watching short videos on important financial aid topics.
  • My Learning PlanYour goal is graduation
    Get there by using My Learning Plan to map out which classes you need to take for your degree and when you need to take them.
  • Withdrawing from classes can cost youWithdrawing from classes can cost you
    If you plan to withdraw from a class or all of your classes, see the consequences of your decision.
  • Bright Futures IconBright Futures Recipients
    In order to receive Bright Futures funds at SPC, you must list St. Petersburg College as the institution you plan to attend on your Bright Futures account. Learn more.

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