As SPC has moved classes and services online, we want to provide you with the latest support and resources.

SPC CARES Act

We care about you and we are committed to trying to find ways to assist you during this unprecedented time. You could be eligible for a one-time $500 grant in assistance through the SPC CARES Act. If you filed a 2019-20 FAFSA, meet federal financial aid eligibility requirements AND you have a job loss, loss of income, temporary furlough, or medical expenses as a result of COVID-19, you can apply. Check your MySPC student email for a link to apply for this federal emergency fund SPC CARES Grant.

Titans Care Resources

Community Resources for Life Issues

Food Pantry Information

The food pantry for SPC students is open:
Mondays and Wednesdays
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Midtown Center's Cecil B. Keene, Sr. Student Achievement Center
1048 22nd Street S St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Community Partners Food Pantries
In addition, our community partners are also providing food pantry resources and mobile centers. Please contact these partners for times and locations.

  • The Shepherd Center: 727-939-1400 for north county residents)
  • Clearwater, RCS Pinellas: 727-443-4031; 700 Druid Road (for Clearwater residents)
  • Florida Dream Center Mobile Food Pantry: 727-851-9074 (for mid-county residents)
  • St. Petersburg Free Clinic: 727-821-1200 (for south county residents)
  • Metro Inclusive: 727-321-3854
  • Salvation Army: Every Wednesday this month, providing food by drive through at their Mallory-Powell complex at 1521 Druid Road East

Online Student Services

Online hours of operation
Includes Admissions and Records, Advising, Financial Aid, Veteran Services, and others.

8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. to noon Fridays

Online Learning

VitalSource
In addition to SPC's Learning Resources , VitalSource is providing free digital textbook access and free tutoring and writing through platform Bartleby. Learn how to access these services.

Technology

PLACEMENT TESTING

Please contact your academic advisor to make arrangements to take the PERT.

If you are a current high school student and need to take the PERT to qualify for Dual Enrollment courses, please do the following:

  • Home Education Students: Contact your Dual Enrollment office for approval.
  • Public and Private School Students: Contact your High School Guidance Counselor for approval.
  • *Approval from these offices will be sent to the SPC Testing Staff who will then reach out to you to schedule your test.
  • Remote PERT testing is proctored by Honorlock and requires testers to use the Chrome browser, have a photo ID, and a web camera.

Testing

Student Loan Forbearance

The CARES Act is being implemented to assist student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 outbreak, including an automatic administrative forbearance which allows you to temporarily stop making your monthly loan payment. For assistance with your student loans,  contact i3 Group by calling  855-693-4932. For detailed information, see  Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents.

Communications

VitalSource

In addition to SPC's Learning Resources , VitalSource is providing free digital textbook access and free tutoring and writing through platform Bartleby. Download up to seven digital textbook titles, using materials from publishers through VitalSource’s Explore capabilities within Bookshelf. View the Frequently Asked QuestionsVisit the Bookshelf support page or watch  the video for steps to create an account.

  • To get started, visit   bookshelf.vitalsource.com.
  • You will need to log-in or create a Bookshelf account with your SPC email address. 

If you are accessing Bookshelf for the first time:

  • Create a Bookshelf account that you can share with students and instructors.
  • Once you create an account, login and click on the Explore tab in the upper left corner to search by ISBN, Title or Author.

If you have an existing Bookshelf account linked to your SPC email address:

  • Look for the tab called Explore in the upper left corner of the screen to search by ISBN, Title or Author to find their free e-books.

You can also access free digital tutoring and writing services through the Bartleby platform.

  • Visit bartleby.com and click the callout at the bottom left to sign up
  • Provide a mobile number to get access to a free bartleby Q&A account allowing 10 Q&A homework questions per month through June 15.