TRiO Connections of Central Florida

TRIO Connections of Central Florida

The Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC) program is one of the federal TRiO programs, a group of eight outreach programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education that are designed to support and assist individuals in enrolling in or returning to a post-secondary institution.

TRiO Connections has developed community partnerships throughout Seminole, Orange, and Volusia Counties.  Our services are free to participants and will support participants in the community regarding career/technical educational programs, enrollment, career exploration, tutoring services, financial literacy, and general assistance.

Upcoming Events

  • Financial Literacy Workshops 2022
    • Student Financial Aid (FA 101)
      • In-person or virtual workshops to educate an individual on a variety of student financial aid and how to budget.
    • Community FAFSA Labs
      • In-person workshops to assist individuals with completing any student financial aid application for Federal, State, & Local scholarships and grants.

Services Provided

  • Financial Literacy for Student Financial Aid  Application Assistance for First-Time in College (FTIC) Students
    If you need assistance with completing the application, please email
  • Community Members/Parent
    To schedule an appointment, please email trio@seminolestate.edufor assistance with the following:
    • College Application(s)
    • Essay Application(s)
    • Student Financial Aid Information
    • Admission Process
    • Orientation
    • Florida Bright Futures
    • State and Local Scholarships & Grants

*** Due to COVID-19 guidelines, TRiO Connections will attempt to accommodate a limited number of face-to-face (F2F) appointments.  These appointments are limited to a student & two (2) accompanying adults

To request a F2F appointment, please review email 

We are required to follow CDC guidelines, will practice social distancing.  To promote a safe environment, each family will be assigned a specific time slot and day.

***Families that show up 10 minutes after their scheduled appointment time will forfeit their appointment and need to reschedule for another available time slot. ***

Appointment Information

Do you have an appointment with a TRiO team member?  Here is a list of required documents for your appointment:

  • FSA ID login and password
  • Personal email and phone number
  • Social Security number and/or Alien Registration number
  • Tax returns, W-2's, and other records of money earned
  • If you are enrolling in Summer 2022, you will need 2019 tax information.
  • If you are enrolling in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023, you will use 2020 tax information.

Helpful Links:


Melissa Rosa-Alvarez | Project Manager
407.708.2665 office
TRiO Connections | 407.708.2819 fax