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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! Summer 2016 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 2016 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.
     
  • Important
    New! Time to fill out the FAFSA for next year
    FAFSA applications submitted before 5/1 get priority consideration.

     
  • My Future Icon smallNew! Make smart loan choices today
    Explore our FREE, easy-to-use loan management and planning tools so you can afford to finish your degree without accumulating a pile of debt.

  • Important2016-17 Verification requirements
    If your 2016-17 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.

  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     

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