CareerSource Pinellas and St. Petersburg College have partnered to provide $1.2 million in tuition assistance to new and current SPC students who are Pinellas County residents. Eligible students will receive a voucher that can cover the costs of their college tuition, books and supplies!

Assistance is offered through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This federal program helps individuals become self-sufficient by providing funding for short-term training and education, as well as support services and job placement assistance.

Up to $15,000 in funding assistance is available per student for:

  • Occupational skills training
  • Registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships
  • Degree completion

Funding covers tuition and other costs for more than 80 progams at SPC. Earn your credential tuition free in a variety of areas: the arts, business, education, engineering, manufacturing and building arts, health sciences, legal studies, public policy, public safety, science, social and behavioral sciences/human services, technology, and veterinary technology.

Additional funding options also are available for Pinellas County residents interested in training within the information technology field.

General eligibility requirements for tuition assistance include:

  • Residency in Pinellas County
  • Enrollment in SPC as an incoming or current student
  • Registration in an SPC program aligned with a wide range of targeted occupations

Not sure you're eligible? Don't assume you won't qualify. Applicants are considered on a case-by-case basis and additional eligibility criteria can vary. You can talk directly with a CareerSource counselor who will review your individual circumstances.

CareerSource Pinellas connects job seekers to employment and career development opportunities in high-demand industries. Students can benefit from workshops, career development services, training opportunities and other resources.

To speak with a CareerSource career counselor: