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The Higher Education Program under the Center for Student Success and Services assists Seminole Tribal members by successfully supporting the college process. The Higher Education Team academically coaches and mentors high school, college, and Adult General Education Diploma students. The primary goal is to foster the development of every Seminole Tribe of Florida member through the pursuit of higher education.

Program services include college visits for high school juniors and seniors, ACT/SAT Prep, school selection, admission and enrollment, college advising, and processing your Billy L. Cypress Scholarship!

High School

The Higher Education and K-12 Programs collaborate in supporting students with the following assistance:

       Applying for the Billy L. Cypress Scholarship
       ACT/SAT Preparation
       Junior and Senior College Visits
       College Consulting
       Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Degree Seeking and Trade Technical

Seminole Tribe of Florida students seeking to attend 2 or 4 year colleges/universities, Master’s, Doctoral, Professional programs or Trade/ Technical careers are eligible for the following assistance:

        Applying for the Billy L. Cypress Scholarship
        Academic Coaching and Consulting
        Skills Assessments
        Career Exploration
        College Visits
        Events and Networking Socials

Adult GED 

Students seeking to complete their General Educational Development (GED) high school equivalency can take advantage of the advising provided by our Higher Education Advisors during and after their preparation. Ultimately, the Higher Education advisor is here to support and promote the educational journey after the completion of the GED. 

Higher Education Guide to Success 


Program Manager (Tribal Wide): (954).989.6840 Ext: 10544

Academic and Career Advisors

Hollywood/Trail:  (954) 989-6840 Ext. 10540 & 10542
Tampa: (813) 246-3100 Ext. 19304
Immokalee/Naples/Big Cypress: (239) 867-5303 Ext. 13129
Brighton/Fort Pierce:  (954) 989-6840 Ext. 10544



Big Cypress CSSS
31000 Josie Billie Hwy
Clewiston, FL  33440
P: (863) 902-3200  F: (863) 902-3218
Brighton CSSS
650 Harney Pond Rd. Suite 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
P: (863) 763-3572 F: (863) 763-1525

Fort Pierce CSSS
3502 Minnie Tommie Howard Circle
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
P: (772) 467-2454 F: (772) 489-4110

Hollywood CSSS

3100 N 63rd Ave.
Hollywood, FL  33024
P: (954) 989-6840 F: (954) 233-9515
Immokalee CSSS
295 Stockade Rd.
Immokalee, FL  34142
P: (239) 867-5303   F: (239) 658-1369

Naples CSSS
3539 Plover Ave
Naples, FL  34117
P: (239) 354-5220   F: (239) 352-1521

Tampa CSSS
Non-Resident / Out-of-State

6401 Harney Rd., Suite E
Tampa, FL  33610
P: (813) 246-3100 F: (813) 663-9034

Trail CSSS
14680 SW 8th Street, Suite 214
Miami, FL 33184
P: (305) 553-8245   F: (305) 222-8139


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