We are here to help you understand how your VA benefits work at SPC. The following information can help you get you started.

Forever GI Bill®
The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act

Post 9/11 GI Bill®
Chapter 33 of the GI Bill

Montgomery GI Bill® - Active Duty
Chapter 30

Montgomery GI Bill® -Select Reserve
Chapter 1606

Reserve Educational Assistance Program
Chapter 1607

Dependents Educational Assistance Program (DEA)
Chapter 35

Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (Fry Scholarship)
Chapter 35

Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E)
Chapter 31

GI Bill® Comparison Tool
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Veterans Schedule Verification:

Certification to the VA does not happen automatically.

  • In order for SPC to certify your schedule to the VA, you must initiate the process by filling out the Veterans Schedule Verification.
  • Veterans Services will create a VA 22-1999, letting the VA know that you are in school and wish to be paid.
  • Fill out this Veterans Schedule Verification ONLY when you are happy with your schedule and intend to make no further changes, and each time after if you do have to make a scheduling change.
  • You will receive a copy of the verification in your MySPC email, proving that your submission was received.
  • Filling out this form multiple times slows down our certification process and will not aide in your schedule being certified any sooner.
  • Please monitor your phone and student email; we will reach out to you if we find any GI Bill® related scheduling issues.

90-Day Deferment
This form must be filled out each semester and turned in to a Veterans Services office prior to the tuition due date. The 90-Day Deferment form allows us to move your due dates in order to stop your classes from being dropped for non-payment and to give the VA time to pay for your tuition.

Accessibility Services
Our Accessibility Services office works with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations.

Online and chat functions are available.

Free Tutoring
Take advantage of our free tutoring and workshops to keep you focused on your studies.

  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
  • VA General Information Hotline – 800-827-1000
  • 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.

eBenefits is a VA system to help you manage all of your benefits. The system has a vast array of functionality-from tracking your VA payments, applying for compensation, downloading VA memos, to refilling your prescriptions and downloading your military personnel file.

St. Petersburg Regional VA Office
We are fortunate enough to have a VA regional office right here in Pinellas County. At the VA regional office you can meet with service organizations to help with compensation claims, apply for Vocational Rehabilitation or seek service for insurance, loan guaranty, and pensions.​

GI Bill® Comparison Tool
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Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
Many veterans, including those without a service connected disability, can use the VA hospital for care.

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
Many veterans, including those without a service connected disability, can use the VA hospital for care.

This is the official site for VA matters. This will be your launching point for learning about anything VA related.​

The Vet Center
The Vet Center provides various types of counseling free of charge and all services are strictly confidential. Vet Center counselors, many of whom are veterans themselves, are experiences and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma.

Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis line is a free service open to any veteran in a mental health crisis and in need support, regardless of VA affiliation or character of discharge. Responders are available 24/7 to take phone calls, texts or chats from veterans in crisis or from friends and family whom are supporting a veteran in crisis.

In accordance with DoE 34 CFR section 668, St. Petersburg College does not practice fraudulent or aggressive recruiting tactics.