TRIO-Student Support Services


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What is it?

The mission of Seattle Central College's federally funded TRIO-Student Success Services (SSS) program is to promote retention, graduation, and college transfer of underserved students through the delivery of individualized services to empower personal, academic, and professional growth. Seattle Central has two TRIO-SSS programs: Classic and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

What do we do?

The Seattle Central TRIO-SSS team focuses on academic persistence and provides individualized services to facilitate personal, academic and professional growth. Some of the services provided include:

  • Develop an education and transfer plan
  • Help with applying for financial aid and scholarships
  • Free tutors in English, Math, and other academic subjects
  • Help with college admissions and personal statements
  • Student success strategy coaching and workshops
  • Career exploration
  • Community building

Who do we serve?

  • Students who are the first in their family to earn a Bachelor's degree, low-income or have a documented disability. Eligibility Criteria.
  • Students who are enrolled in an academic transfer degree program (Associate of Science or Associate of Arts) and;
  • Students who show a need for academic assistance and are highly motivated to graduate and pursue a bachelor's degree


Seattle Central’s TRIO-SSS programs is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Programs. The TRIO Classic program is funded in the amount of $555,479 per year for a period of five years. The TRIO STEM program is funded in the amount of $261,888 per year for a period of five years.