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TRiO Grant Program

Student Support Services


                   Student Support Services (SSS)        trio banner

is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education that provides free academic, career, financial, personal, social, and technological assistance and support to eligible college students. The purpose of this program  is to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates by providing and coordinating various educational support services. We help eligible participants adjust to college life, achieve academic success, graduate, and move on to become contributing members of society.




Programs at a glance

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. Students enrolled in today's TRiO programs mirror our nation's multicultural and multiethnic society.


TRiO staff have an opportunity to work one-on-one with each student. TRiO professionals get to know each student on a first name basis. TRiO staff are personally committed to the success of their students.

Reality Based 

Like their students, many TRiO professionals had to overcome class, social, disability, and academic and cultural barriers to succeed in higher education. As a result, they can effectively relate to their students and know how to motivate young people and adults in spite of the obstacles that often discourage first generation students.


What TRiO Students are saying about the program


Our resource room and TRiO computer lab is a great studying environment and very accessible; I never have to wait for a computer to open up nor do I get distracted easily”

--Binta, Conflict Resolution


Advising appointments and workshops really helped during my time at MC . The advising appointments have made me feel more involved in how I was choosing my classes to fulfill my major and the life skills workshops have truly helped in my classes and in my personal life ”

--Herbert, Mechanical Engineering


TRiO office is like a second home to me. The support system is great; students are always willing to help each other out and the staff is very supportive”

--Xiaowen, Business




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