Not sure how to pay for college? Financial Assistance Services provides guidance on grants, scholarships, student 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.
- New! Summer 2017 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 2017 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.
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.
- New! 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.
- It's MY FUTURE!
Don't borrow student loans if you don't need to. If you need to borrow, borrow only what you need.
- 2017-18 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.
- Get 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.
- Your 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 you
If you plan to withdraw from a class or all of your classes, see the consequences of your decision.
- Bright 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.