Apply for Financial Aid

Federal School Code
Federal School Code

To apply for financial aid, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide determines whether you qualify for federal and state grants and federal loans based on financial need. 

You need to apply for admission to St. Petersburg College and pay your application fee before the college will have access to your FAFSA information. To qualify for financial aid, you must be a degree-seeking student and submit all academic transcripts from prior schools attended.

We strongly encourage students to file their FAFSA application as early as possible.

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

Before Beginning of FAFSA

  • Gather the documents you'll need. In certain circumstances, the FAFSA allows a student and/or parent to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to get information directly from the IRS. Unfortunately, this 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 a Press Release from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Use the FAFSA on the Web worksheet to help you complete the FAFSA.
  • Request your FSA ID. It is recommended that you allow the system to create your FSA ID. This is your electronic signature for federal student aid and gives you online access to your U.S. Department of Education records. 

Filling Out a FAFSA

  • You can complete your FAFSA as early as Oct. 1 of the year before you plan to enroll. Best of all, you can use tax return information from the previous year if you need to.
  • Applying on or before May 1 gives you priority consideration for many types of aid.
  • If you can't complete a FAFSA online, request a paper copy through the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243.
  • To help eliminate delays, file your tax return early.
  • You can estimate your income and update your income information once your tax return is filed using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
  • Make sure you choose SPC's school code: 001528.

FAFSA Follow Up

  • If you provide all required information and required signatures, your FAFSA will be processed and a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent to you and the colleges you have listed. Your SAR summarizes the data reported on your FAFSA.
  • Three to five business days after you submit the FAFSA, go back to the FAFSA website to review your Student Aid Report for accuracy. Follow the directions on the SAR to submit any needed corrections.
  • If you need to add SPC's school code: 001528, you will need to make a correction using your FSA ID.

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