Affordable Tuition Rates

All SPC courses cost less per credit hour than those at a public university or private college. As a result, your scholarships and hard-earned dollars go further at SPC.

Tuition at St. Petersburg College costs about 50% less than state universities, so you spend less for a high-quality, fully accredited education.

Application Fee and Additional Fees

The college charges a $40 application fee. You can pay it at the time you apply or return to your saved application to do so. Just visit our application page, select your application type, and "Login to Complete Your Application." You can then select "Pay Application Fee." Please note: SPC’s payment system is NOT compatible with Safari, so be sure to use an alternative browser. You may also call our Business Office at 727-341-43

Some classes require additional fees. View the current fee schedule. Fees for online classes will apply if classes originally scheduled as face-to-face must be moved online due to precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Tuition costs per credit hour for credit classes

Lower division (0001-2999)
Florida residents: $111.75
Out-of-state residents: $386.90

Upper division (3000-4999)
Florida residents: $122.70
Out-of-state residents: $425.79

Some classes require additional fees. View the current fee schedule.

You can also use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your costs at SPC.

Course repeat policy
Students enrolled more than twice in the same college-preparatory and/or college credit course will pay the full cost of instruction (out-of-state resident rate).

Excess hour surcharge
Students who transfer to one of Florida's state universities are now required by law to complete their bachelor's degree program with the fewest courses possible or risk financial penalty. Get details on excess hour surcharge for Florida's college students.

Flexible Options to cover your tuition

After you register for classes, you're given a tuition due date. Here are some options to cover those costs.

    • Financial Aid
      If you plan to use financial aid, login to MySPC to check your status and make sure you have satisfied all requirements.
    • Tuition Payment Plan
      We offer an interest-free tuition payment plan.
    • Cash or credit

How to pay

  • Online
    Pay through MySPC, using Florida Prepaid, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club, JCB (an international card with over 61 million cardmembers) or by check.
  • In Person
    Stop by one of our campus business offices at Clearwater, St. Petersburg/Gibbs, Seminole, Tarpon Springs, Health Education Center, EpiCenter or Downtown.

BONUS: Textbook Credit
Pay by your due date and get a $10 textbook credit at your Barnes & Noble campus bookstore.

Please note: SPC deducts tuition and fees from your financial aid award directly. If your award is less than the cost of tuition and fees, you must pay the difference by the tuition due date.