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  • fafsanightsGet Help with the FAFSA

    St. Petersburg College has scheduled four events this year to provide you and your parents with one-on-one help completing the FAFSA so you can qualify for the most financial aid possible. These events are open to Pinellas County High School seniors and their parents as well as current college students. Learn more

    Let us come to you

    To make it easier for you to get the information your students need about St. Petersburg College, SPC representatives can come to your high school campus to meet with you or your students to share information about a variety of topics including:

    • Getting ready for college
    • Choosing a degree and career
    • SPC admissions
    • Financial aid
    • Earning college credit while still in high school

    For more information or to schedule a time that works for you, contact Alisha Vitale at vitale.alisha@spcollege.edu or 727-341-3408.

  • Options for earning college credit during high school

    SPC has partnerships with Pinellas County Schools that give high school students a variety of ways to get a jump start on their degree by earning college credit while in high school:

  • Admissions

    All of the steps to becoming a student at SPC can be found in our online Getting Started Guide, beginning with applying to SPC.

    Paying for school

    If your student is uncertain about how to pay for college, our financial aid website provides instant information on grants, loans, scholarships, student employment, deadlines, payment plans and more. Get financial aid information now.

    Seniors planning on attending college during the fall should apply for financial aid using the FAFSA as soon as they can after January 1 and not later than May 1. View other key financial aid dates.

  • Degree options that meet students’ interests

    Many high school students haven’t decided on a career or education path. They can use these quicklinks to explore their options:

  • SPC campuses and sites

    Our 10 campuses and sites are spread throughout north and south Pinellas County, in Clearwater, Largo, Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg and Tarpon Springs.

    Tour our campuses

    During a one-hour walking tour, students will visit student services, the campus library, the wellness center, the new Barnes & Noble Bookstore, and student life areas on campus. Students can reserve a spot today! 


  • Student Life

    Students can choose from a variety of opportunities to round out their college experience:

    Athletics at SPC

    SPC offers a variety of athletic opportunities for men and women, as well as a cheerleading squad that is active during the basketball season.

  • St. Petersburg College's Honors Program provides an exemplary education and an intellectual community that encourages our most talented and motivated students in creativity and deeper understanding, leadership qualities and critical thinking skills.

    Since the Honors Program program began in 2003, more than 500 students from 29 countries have participated. Fifty percent of all Honors Program students have a 3.75 or higher grade point average and 15 percent have maintained a 4.0 average.

    SPC’s Honors Program alumni are enjoying success at many of the country’s most prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Cornell University, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, George Washington University, University of Hawaii, University of Florida, University of South Florida and more.

    Find out what it takes to be an Honors Program student at SPC.