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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. 


  • Summer financial aidNew! Apply by May 9 for Foundation Scholarships
    Our step-by-step Foundation Scholarship application instructions make applying a breeze. The sooner you apply, the more options you have. Apply by May 9 to be considered for Fall term scholarships.
  • Summer financial aidNew! Summer 2014 Financial Aid
    Summer financial aid is available! You will only need to complete the Summer 2014 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.
  • financial aid tv IconFinancial Aid TV
    Check out short video clips on financial aid topics and get answers to questions about Verification, Satisfactory Academic Progress and what happens if you withdraw from classes. Learn more.
  • Important2014-15 Verification requirements
    If your 2014-15 FAFSA application is selected for Verification, make sure you understand what documents you need to submit. Not all applicants will be asked to submit the same documents.
  • 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.
  • SALTTake charge of your money today!
    SPC is offering SALT, a FREE online program to help you manage your money and student loans. Visit to learn more.

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