Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.
How Do I Join?
Apply today to see if you qualify for TRiO. In order to receive services from a TRiO program, you must apply and be accepted into the program. We can work with you throughout your college education, but you can join TRiO at any time. You can start the process by filling out a TRiO SSS application at our office in the Student Center.
Services Provided TRiO is primarily an academic support program that offers the following support services to qualified students who have applied and been accepted into the program:
Referrals to free private tutors or receive preference at the different campus tutoring centers (ex: the Writing Center)
We will work with students or provide connections to special resources
We will assist students in all aspects of development as persons (ex: time management, money management, stress reduction, roommate conflicts, personal issues, etc.)
We currently provide Academic Advising for all undeclared students who are members of TRiO SSS. We also provide additional assistance to students who have declared a major. If you would like to visit with a TRiO academic advisor about your classes, feel free to schedule an appointment.
TRiO also offers some financial assistance to qualified students, such as:
- Financial Aid
Assistance with filling out financial aid paperwork (FAFSA, etc.)
Assistance with locating scholarships and completing applications