A. Your financial assistance will now be handled
through the university/college you have chosen to receive your bachelor's or
master's degree. You
should contact that institution’s financial assistance office.
Q. I'm enrolled in a University
degree program but I'm also taking a course at St. Petersburg College. Can I have
that course count in my financial assistance eligibility?
A. As long as the course counts toward your
University Partnership Center degree requirement you may be able to have it included. Contact your University
Partnership Center financial assistance office for further information concerning
"Consortium Agreement" eligibility.
Q. I'm currently working on
my AA degree at St. Petersburg College but I'm also taking one
course at a University Partnership Center institution. Can I
receive financial assistance for that course?
A. If the course you are taking counts toward your
degree at St. Petersburg College you may be eligible to have that course included
in the financial assistance calculation. You need to see one of the financial assistance
counselors at St. Petersburg College for additional information and to secure a
"Consortium Agreement" form.
Q. As a University
Partnership Center student, how is my financial assistance
A. Like all students who attend your
University Partnership Center institution, financial assistance is handled through that
college's/university's financial assistance office.
Step One: Select your Program and DegreeThe University Partnership Center (UPC) is an alliance with 16 colleges and universities offering
over 100 bachelor's and graduate degree
programs in Pinellas County. After reviewing the
information listed and deciding on a program to pursue, call the UPC
and we will direct you to a program advisor from our partnering
institutions who will send you detailed information. These program
advisors serve as a liaison between the UPC and the institutions they
represent. They will be able to answer questions about their programs,
prerequisite requirements, transfer information, transcripts and fees.
Or, if you are unsure about a program to
pursue, contact the UPC and we will arrange a face-to-face meeting to
assist you in finding an appropriate degree program to capitalize on
your background, previous education and training, and personal and
Step Two: Gather Information
The University Partnership Center holds information
sessions periodically; check this site for dates and
locations of these upcoming information sessions. Representatives from partnering institutions will be there to provide information to
prospective students, to answer questions about their programs and to
advise students preparing for admission. This is a wonderful opportunity
to learn more about the programs being offered through the UPC and to
have your questions answered.
Step Three: Entrance Requirements and Admission To become a University Partnership Center student, you must
meet the admission requirements and be admitted to one of the partner
colleges and universities. You apply to the college or university from
which you intend to receive your degree. This becomes your "home" campus
even though you will never need to go to that campus until you walk
across the stage at graduation. All classes leading to your degree will
be taught at the UPC in Pinellas County or online.
Generally speaking, you are eligible to become
a UPC student when you have completed your A.A. or A.S. degree or have
completed 60 hours of of college-level credit. However, each university
partner or specific programs may have specific requirements for
Step Four: Register and Pay TuitionEach institution has different registration
requirements. The UPC will direct you to a program advisor from your
"home" campus who will send you an application and other pertinent
information regarding their registration process. They also will advise
you where to send your transcripts and dates for application deadlines.
Tuition to attend the University Partnership
Center is the same as that of the college or university offering the
program (your "home" campus). When you obtain your degree, it will be
from the institution from which you have completed your coursework, not
Please contact your
college or university "home" campus for registration deadlines.
Some of the partner institutions also will have a couple of
days each semester that you may register with your "home"
campus at the UPC. Please continue to check this website
or your "home" university for registration information.
Step Five: Financial Assistance
Students interested in financial aid should contact the
office of financial assistance at the college or university offering the
program (your "home" campus).
For general information, please call: 727-394-6200.
Associate Vice President
University Partnership Center
Seminole Campus UP email@example.com
Niki McNealyAdministrative Services Specialist
Seminole Campus UP 203 firstname.lastname@example.org Maria Greene Project Specialist
Seminole Campus UP email@example.com
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland State University
Daytona State Collegehttp://daytonastate.edu/finaid/index.html
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Gulf Coast University941-590-7920www.fgcu.edu/as/financialaid/
Florida Institute of Technology800-666-4348www.fit.edu/financialaid/
Florida State University
Saint Leo University800-240-7658 www.saintleo.edu/saintleo/templates/inner.aspx?pid=3031
University of Florida
University of South Florida (Tampa)
University of South Florida (St. Pete)
St. Petersburg College727-394-6254 www.spcollege.edu/getfunds/
St. Petersburg College P.O. Box 13489St. Petersburg FL 33733-3489727-341-4772