TRIO LogoStudent Support Services is a federally funded TRIO grant program.

What does TRIO stand for?

It sounds like an acronym but it actually refers to eight federal programs (originally three) that help low-income, first-generation in college students start and finish college. Visit the U.S. Department of Education website to learn more about:


Student Support Services



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Helping first generation and limited income students graduate from college

Student Support Services (SSS) provides year-round mentoring and support for college students. Students must apply and be accepted into this limited-access program to receive program services that include: 

  • Textbook lending library
  • Workshops
  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring
  • Academic progress reports
  • Transfer assistance and university tours
  • Referral to additional campus and community resources

Who can apply to Student Support Services?

To be eligible, SPC students must be U.S. citizens (or permanent residents), be degree seeking and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent having earned a bachelor's degree), and/or
  2. Be low-income based on the U.S. Department of Education guidelines