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TRiO Student Support Services

Support to Generate Success

TRiO Student Support Services provides free academic support for eligible EFSC students to help them stay in college until they complete their degree or certificate.

We are available for walk-in service on all four campuses, and you can also use our Campus Contacts box below to call or email with questions or to schedule a virtual appointment via Microsoft Teams.

Please get in touch with any questions or academic concerns and we will work with you to identify resources that can help.

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)
  • Text Reminders about Key Information

TRiO Student Support Services at Eastern Florida State College began in 1973 and has aided more than 20,000 students and counting during its tenure.

There are more than 1,155 federally funded TRiO support services programs nationwide, including 38 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]

Eric Moss, Program Director
Building 12, Room 311

Welmon Speed, Assistant Director
Building 12, Room 308

Sonja Jackson, Records Specialist
Building 12, Room 308

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

TriO Student Support Services
Melbourne Bldg. 10, Rm. 209

Staff Contacts [View Staff Bios]

Academic Coaching:
Denise Chatoor-Harris
Building 10, Room 209C
Available Mon. - Thurs., 8 AM - 5:30 PM

Brooke Rael, Math Learning Specialist
Building 10, Room 209

TRiO Student Support Services
Palm Bay Bldg. 1, Rm 223A

Staff Contact [View Staff Bios]

Catherine Fisher, Academic Coach
Available Mon - Thurs, 8 AM - 5 PM

Building 1, Room 223A

TRiO Student Support Services
Titusville Bldg. 3, Rm 124A

Staff Contact [View Staff Bios]

Eric Moss, Program Director
Building 3, Room 124A
Available Monday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Additional Resources

Our Mission

Student Support Services is a federally funded TRiO program committed to the success of first generation, low-income, and/or scholars with disabilities. Our mission is to Empower Scholars to : Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.

Our Goals

Maintain a positive persistence rate with good academic standing which leads to graduation.