Helping first generation and limited income students graduate from college

Student Support Services (SSS) provides year-round mentoring and support for college students and is designed to significantly increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants. Students must apply and be accepted into this limited-access program. This program provides:  

  • Academic advising
  • Academic progress reports
  • Career exploration activities
  • Counseling
  • Referral to additional campus and community resources
  • Textbook/Laptop lending library
  • Tutoring
  • Transfer assistance and university tours
  • Workshops

Who can apply to Student Support Services?
To be eligible, SPC students must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents), be degree seeking and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent having earned a bachelor's degree), and/or
  2. Be low-income based on the U.S. Department of Education guidelines

Apply to Student Support Services

Student Support Services is funded by a federal TRIO grant, a group of eight programs that help low-income, first-generation in college students start and finish college. Visit the U.S. Department of Education website to learn more about:


Clearwater Campus
Clearwater Campus, SS-161
Phone: 727-791-2472
Mailing Address: 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33765

Keith Windom, Student Support Advisor

Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA-101
Phone: 727-341-4372
Fax: 727-444-6436
Mailing Address: 6605 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33710

Juan Herrera, Student Support Advisor,

George Carbart, Project Director

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.