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Financial Aid: Paying for School


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? or Dónde Comienzo? is a quick reference, step-by-step checklist to begin the financial aid process at SPC.

The US Department of Education provides basic information on federal student aid to help you pay for college.  See the Do You Need Money for College?:  The Guide to Federal Student Aid publication in English or Spanish. You may also order this publication in Braille.

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.

  • Summer financial aidNew! Summer 2019 Financial Aid
    Summer financial aid may be available based on enrollment and remaining eligibility for the year. You will only need to complete the Summer 2019 Student Loan Request if you are applying for student loans for the summer term. If you are eligible, Pell Grants and other grants will be automatically awarded after you enroll for summer term.
  • Share your SuccessShare your success! Are you a financial aid recipient? Do you have a story to tell? We want to know it! Submit your extracurricular activities, personal triumphs and hardships and the role that financial aid has played in your life. Distinguished applicants will be selected and highlighted throughout SPC.
  • Ask PeteAsk PETE!
    Do you have questions about financial aid? Why not Ask PETE?

  • winterWinter session financial aid
    Do you have questions about Winter session financial aid? 

  • America Reads and America CountsMake a difference in a child's life!
    America Reads and America Counts
    is a program that provides Federal Work Study assignments for eligible college students to tutor elementary and middle school children.
  • ImportantVerification requirements
    If your 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.
  • 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.
  • My Future Icon smallIt's MY FUTURE!
    We are proud to host several campus events to promote financial literacy for SPC students.
  • IRS Data Retrieval ToolNew! IRS Data Retrieval Tool is now available to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA
    Use 2016 tax information to complete the FAFSA for 2018-19. Use 2017 tax information to complete the FAFSA for 2019-20. Read more.
  • My SAP Icon smallSAP Appeals
    To submit a SAP Appeal, complete the E-form. Additional supporting documentation can be submitted by E-Form.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bright Futures IconFinancial Aid impact from natural disasters
    See information due on withdrawing from classes and what to do if you are experiencing a change in income. Learn more.

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