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 support participants within the community regarding post-secondary education, career exploration, tutoring services, mentoring, financial literacy and general assistance.

Upcoming Events

  • Community Student Financial Aid Event

Services Provided

  • Virtual Free Application For Student Aid  Application Assistance for First-Time in College (FTIC) Students
    The 2022-2023 FAFSA application opens October 1, 2021. If you need assistance with completing the application, please email
  • Community Members/Parent
    To schedule an appointment, visit our calendar here for assistance with the following:
    • College Application
    • Essay Applications
    • Student Financial Aid Information
    • Admission Process
    • Orientation
    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid  (FAFSA)
    • Florida Bright Futures
    • State and Local Scholarships & Grants
  • Face-to-Face FAFSA Events
    TRiO Connections will accommodate F2F services upon request. Please view our calendar for upcoming dates.

*** Due to COVID-19, 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.  These are first-come first-serve appointments.

To request a F2F appointment, please review:

We are required to follow CDC guidelines, will practice social distancing, and face masks are required.  

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. ***

FAFSA Appointment Information

Do you have an appointment with TRiO to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Here is a list of required documents for your appointment:

  • FSA ID login and password
  • 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
407.708.2452 office
TRiO Connections | 407.708.2819 fax