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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, have limited income, or are experiencing disabilities.

    Our mission is to empower scholars through proactive advising to achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.  Students will develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to graduate as skilled professionals, global citizens, and leaders committed to lifelong learning.

    Academic need as demonstrated by one of the following:

    • College entrance scores (Next Generation Accuplacer, 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.

    Complete Online Application or 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.
  • Our Staff

    Sarah Aguirre

    Lincoln Campus
    Anna Rickords

    Beatrice & Milford Campuses
    Juan Carlos Palacios
    Beatrice: 402-228-8215
    Milford: 402-437-2766