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Information about grant funding for establishing our newest Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success at Tarpon Springs and Seminole can be found on this Department of Education website. 

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Turn your service into academic credit


Veterans Services Specialists will help ease your transition in starting, continuing or resuming your educational pursuit and offer assistance with Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits. To learn more, choose an option below.

Make SPC your home

St. Petersburg College is here to assist you in your mission of academic success. Veterans Services Centers provide specialized services to:

  • Veterans
  • Eligible dependents
  • Active duty servicepersons
  • Members of the Selected Reserve.

Currently, more than 1,700 student veterans have made SPC their choice – with more student veterans joining our ranks every day.

Benefits update

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) stipend for Chapter 33 students requires that you meet certain academic enrollment requirements. Please contact your Veterans Services Specialist to make sure you meet these requirements and are eligible for all your benefits.

Rate of Pursuit and the Housing Allowance:

U.S. In-Residence: The applicable Basic Allowance for Housing rate will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10. See your home campus Veterans Services Specialist for assistance in calculating.

Effective Oct. 1, 2011: Individuals only enrolled in distance learning courses will be eligible for a monthly housing allowance equal to 50% of the national average of all Basic Allowances for Housing. Rates will be multiplied by the rate of pursuit rounded to the nearest multiple of 10.

Apply for Florida's Purple Heart tuition waiver.

New definition for in resident training

Effective fall 2013, online, independent study and distance learning courses that meet the following requirements are considered in resident training:
Number of credits multiplied by the number of weeks in the term equals the number of hours of class sessions (based on 50 minutes of instruction per hour).

Example: If a student is enrolled in a 3-credit class over a 16-week term, the class must be scheduled for a total of 48 hours of class sessions.