Counseling Services


The Counseling division’s mission is to encourage, support, and assist students in their pursuit of higher education by providing counseling and educational services to deal with personal, interpersonal, professional, and academic issues.


Professional counseling is available to assist students at the national campus, state campuses, and the FSM Fisheries and Maritime Institute to assist students in establishing or clarifying appropriate educational and vocational goals and to assist them with problems of academic, social or personal nature. Counselors also provide information and materials to students for career and educational planning.


General Services

  • Personal Counseling
  • Career Guidance/Counseling
  • Substance Use/Abuse Counseling
  • Scholarship Information
  • Transfer Information

Tutoring Center
The tutoring center provides tutoring and supplemental education services to students at all campuses.  Tutors are committed to developing confident and competent students with improved educational results by providing individualized learning plans that build skills, habits, and attitude for success and accomplishment of their academic and personal goals.
Tutoring is available in math, reading, writing, study skills, homework help, test prep, and more.


Contact information

Penselynn E. Sam
Lead Counselor, National Campus
(691) 320-2480 extension 191 | email: petse@comfsm.fm

Mike Ioanis
Counselor, National Campus
(691) 320-2480 extension 149 | email: mioanis@comfsm.fm

Nixon Soswe
Counselor, National Campus
(691) 320-2480 extension 103 | email: nixososw@comfsm.fm

Cindy Edwin
Counselor, CTEC-Pohnpei
(691) 320-1065 | email: cindy@comfsm.fm

Sebastian Tairuwepiy
Counselor, CTEC-Pohnpei
(691) 320-1065 | email: sebatair@comfsm.fm

Cecilia Dibay
Student Services Coordinator, Yap Campus/FSM Fisheries and Maritime Institute
(691) 350-2296 | email: cdibay@comfsm.fm

Arthur Jonas
Student Services Coordinator, Kosrae Campus
(691) 370-3191 | email: ajonas@comfsm.fm

Wilson Bisalen
Counselor, Chuuk Campus
(691) 330-2689 | email: wilsonb@comfsm.fm

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