Homeless Students

Access to Higher Education
The 28 Florida College System public colleges admit students who have earned a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma. The colleges offer certificates, associate and bachelor’s degree programs.


The Florida College System partners with the K-12 Public Schools and State University System to connect and navigate homeless students through the college-going process.

The goal of the Florida College System is to ensure all Floridians have seamless articulation and maximum access to higher education.

The Florida College System advisors work with homeless students to assist with enrollment, completion of college financial aid applications and exploration of career opportunities.

The Florida College System advisors also assist homeless students by providing the necessary tools for their success in college and beyond, connecting students with academic resources, scholarship opportunities, community resources and other support while pursuing their educational goals.


Contact the FCS institution homeless student advisors listed below for questions and assistance. 

Vivian Scott
Broward College
954-201-7919 | vscott1@broward.edu
Shelia Nobles
North Florida College
850-973-9432 | nobless@nfcc.edu
Maureen Anderson
College of Central Florida
352-254-2322 ext. 1280 | Andersom@cf.edu
Dr. Aimee Watts
Northwest Florida State College
850-729-4957 | wattsa@nwfsc.edu
Brooke Mathis
Chipola College
850-718-2437 | mathisb@chipola.edu
Peter Biegel
Palm Beach State College
561-868-3532 | biegelp@palmbeachstate.edu
Beth Hoodiman
Daytona State College
386-506-3619 | hoodimb@daytonastate.edu
Bob Bade
Pasco-Hernando State College
727-816-3413 | badeb@phsc.edu     
Dr. Sandra Handfield
Eastern Florida State College
321-433-5091 | handfields@easternflorida.edu
Susan Desbrow
Pensacola State College
850-484-1600 | sdesbrow@pensacolastate.edu
Crystal Janasiewicz
Florida Gateway College
386-754-4361 | crystal.janasiewicz@fgc.edu
Kathy Bucklew
Polk State College
863-298-6820 | kbucklew@polk.edu
Katie Norland
The College of Florida Keys
305-809-3181 | katie.norland@fkcc.edu
Bea Awoniyi
Santa Fe College
352-395-5513 | bea.awoniyi@sfcollege.edu
Mark Bukowski
Florida Southwestern State College
239-489-9067 | mbukowski@fsw.edu 
Tanya Fritz
Seminole State College of Florida
407-708-2897 | fritzt@seminolestate.edu
Kathleen Von Balson
Florida State College at Jacksonville
904-633-8209 | kvonbals@fscj.edu  
Debra Moyer
South Florida State College
863-784-7447 | moyerd@southflorida.edu
Melissa Lavender
Gulf Coast State College
850-747-3211 | mlavender@gulfcoast.edu   
Susanne Walters
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
941-752-5603 | walters@scf.edu
Warren Smith
Hillsborough Community College
813-253-7533 | wsmith3@hccfl.edu
Gilbert Evans
St. Johns River State College
386-312-4127 | gilbertevans@sjrstate.edu
Joseph Lemieux
Indian River State College
772-462-7129 | jlemieux@irsc.edu
Cheryl Kerr
St. Petersburg College
727-341-3736 | kerr.cheryl@spcollege.edu
Carolyn Scott
Lake-Sumter State College
352-536-2211 | scottc@lssc.edu
Mia Ziegler
Tallahassee Community College
850-201-9767 | zeiglerm@tcc.fl.edu
Wendy Joseph
Miami Dade College
305-237-1514 | wjoseph@mdc.edu
Dr. Benjamin Lion
Valencia College
407-582-1344 | blion@valenciacollege.edu