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
We are no longer accepting SSS applications for our program currently until next term.

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

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: 727-341-3728
Mailing Address: 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, FL 33765

Brittany Peterson, Student Support Advisor

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

St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA-101
Phone: 727-341-4372
Fax: 727-444-6094
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.