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TRIO Student Support Services

  • TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program committed to the success of students who are first-generation, low-income, or experiencing disabilities.

    Our mission is to empower scholars to:

    • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
    • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
    • Graduate as skilled professionals, global citizens, and leaders committed to lifelong learning.

    Academic need as demonstrated by one of the following:

    • College entrance scores (COMPASS, ACT, GED).
    • High school cumulative GPA of 2.5 or lower in any area.
    • No college attendance in the last five years.
    • Limited English proficiency.
    • Others as determined by TRiO Success Coach.

    And at least one of the following:

    • Be a first-generation student (neither parent is a four-year college graduate).
    • Be low income as established by Federal guidelines.
    • Be an individual with a documented disability.

    Additionally, TRiO/SSS Program students must be:

    • Accepted and enrolled in a program of study that leads to an associate degree or diploma.
    • Able to complete a program of study within four years.
    • A US citizen or eligible non-citizen.

    Print a TRiO application.


    As a member, these are the benefits of belonging to TRiO.

    • You and your TRiO Success Coach will develop an Individual Success Plan.
    • Access to intensive academic advising, personal counseling, and mentoring.
    • Use of laptop computers and textbook lending programs.
    • Assistance with transferring to four-year colleges.
    • Benefit from personal assistance in applying for and managing financial aid.
    • TRiO/SSS Program grant aid or scholarship funds (when available) for those that qualify.
    • Opportunity to participate in career exploration and job shadowing.
    • Opportunity to take part in special off-campus cultural activities, leadership activities, and campus visits with other TRiO/SSS students.
    • Group workshops or individualized help.

    TRiO SSS students at Fall Leadership Adventure.


    TRiO SSS students at Summer Trip.


    Special topics covered in TRiO/SSS Program workshops include:

    • Study skills.
    • Stress management.
    • Leadership.
    • Time management.
    • Recognizing and developing your strengths.
    • Money management.
    • Developing a résumé.
    • Scholarship essay writing.
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