What is TRiO?

TRiO Student Support Services is funded by the US Department of Education. The program serves 350 students (for 2013–2014 due to DOE mandated budget cuts) mostly first generation and low–income students. The goal of TRiO is primarily to assist students in completing an associate degree and a transfer to a four–year college.


TRiO Services

  • Academic advising
  • Personal counseling / mentoring (with clinically trained counselors)
  • Career exploration / career support
  • Transfer student planning
  • Financial aid guidance
  • One–on–one tutoring
  • College visits / tours
  • Scholarship resources
  • Library (with career, academic and personal growth resources)

Who is eligible for TRiO?

Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or refugees pursing their first associate degree. Students must have a demonstrated need for academic assistance as determined by the counselor in line with DOE guidelines. Students interested must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Low income students (student's family must meet federal income eligibility guidelines)
  • First generation students (student's parent(s) has not received a baccalaureate degree)
  • Documented students with disabilities (as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act)

How to apply for the TRiO program

  1. Complete the Registration form in room BE1102.
  2. Make an appointment with a TRiO counselor in room BE1102.
  3. At the time of intake, the counselor will determine the student's eligibility and either enroll them into the project or refer them to other appropriate campus resources.

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