Veterans Service Centers

Veterans services at SPC
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Our campus Service Centers offer:

  • answers to questions about the GI Bill and veterans educational benefits
  • information and guidance about entitlements, filing claims to the VA, certifying enrollments at the college and maintaining satisfactory course pursuit
  • assistance in signing 60-day VA deferment to finalize payment for SPC enrollment fees
  • free use of computers
  • opportunities to socialize with other student veterans
  • information about SPC campus life

If you receive VA benefits, please contact one of the four Veterans Services Centers below during registration and when class schedule changes occur.

Veterans Services Student Support Advisors

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Room SA-125
(Also serves students from Allstate Center and Health Education Center)
David Lee, Student Support Advisor
Phone:727-341-4271 | Fax: 727-499-9028

Clearwater Campus, Room SS-102 
 Larry Hobbs, Veterans Services Student Support Advisor
Phone: 727-91-2676 | Fax: 727-444-6599

Seminole Campus, PB 601
Allison Shenofsky, Veterans Services Student Support Advisor
Phone: 727-394-6204 | Fax: 727-394-2030

Tarpon Springs Campus, Room SA-132
Pat Maiolie, Student Support Advisor
Phone: 727-712-5848 | 727-444-6352

Hours of operation

The Veterans Services Offices collectively keep the same hours as Student Services. Please call the office you intend to visit to discuss evening hours at that campus prior to your visit. 

Services provided

SPC’s Veterans Services Specialists monitor the academic progress of all students receiving educational benefits from the VA including veterans, active duty military, reservists and eligible dependents enrolled at the college.

Federal contact information

If your SPC Veterans Services Specialist cannot resolve your issue, you can contact the Veterans Affairs Regional Processing Office in Atlanta at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). This number will connect you to the VA Educational Information Line, where counselors should be able to provide additional information concerning benefits eligibility, payment status, etc.