COVID-19 Update: As of Aug. 3, select EFSC services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Updated Student Services Guide for details about on-campus access and continuing virtual services. EFSC will reopen its four campuses in August for the Fall Term with many classes online, limited in-person classes and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View Reopening Plan updates & FAQ.

Support to generate success

TRiO Student Support Services at Eastern Florida State College provides free academic support for eligible students to help them stay in college until they complete their degree or certificate. Due to the COVID-19 related Campus closures we are assisting students remotely so please email us using the Campus Contacts on this page. We also have a virtual process in place for students who apply for TRiO so please review the information below and get in touch.

This federal program serves students with an academic need who are also:

  • First-generation college students (whose natural or adoptive parents have not completed a bachelor's degree); and/or
  • Students who have economic challenges; and/or
  • Students with a disability

If you think you qualify for TRiO, follow our easy steps to apply.

Research shows that students who participate in the program are more than twice as likely to remain in college compared to students from similar backgrounds who did not take part.

Eastern Florida's TRiO services & benefits include:
  • Academic Advisement
  • Academic Tutoring: Private and/or Group Sessions
  • Advocacy for Student Rights
  • Career Assessment
  • Coordination with EFSC's Disability Services (SAIL) Team
  • Financial Aid Information
  • College and University Tours/Transfer Planning
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities
  • Graduation Degree Audits
  • Mentoring Support
  • Midterm Progress Reports
  • Printing Services: Free, limited printing at TRiO Lab
  • Schedule Planning and Registration
  • Scholarship Research
  • Supplemental Grant Aid
  • Supplemental Instruction (Math only)

TRiO Student Support Services at Eastern Florida State College began in 1973 and has aided more than 7,000 students and counting during its tenure.

There are more than 1,024 federally funded TRiO support services programs nationwide, including 28 in Florida. These programs are found at community colleges, state colleges, public or private universities, historically black or Hispanic colleges and universities, and tribal colleges.

Campus Contacts

TRiO Student Support Services
Building 12, Room 308
1519 Clearlake Rd.
Cocoa, FL 32933

Staff Contacts [View Staff Bios]

Dr. Frank Campos, Director
Building 12, Room 310

Eric Moss, Assistant Director
Building 12, Room 309

Alicia Berry, Administrative Support
Assistant II

Emily Rawley, Record Specialist
Building 12, Room 312

Math Learning Specialist: 
Welmon Speed
Building 12, Room 308
Available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
9 AM - 6 PM

Hearing Impaired: 1-800-955-8770 (Voice)
Fax: 321-433-7156