To participate in TRIO/Student Support Services, a student must meet the federal guidelines for eligibility, which includes any one of the following: low income background, first generation college student (neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree), or possessing a documented disability. The TRIO program provides support in the areas of academic, personal, financial, disability and transfer counseling. Scholarships are available to TRIO participants who complete an application and meet the federal requirements for eligibility.
TRIO Counselors work with students throughout the entire process of transferring to a four-year college, from identifying colleges that are a good match for the student, to applying for admission, scholarships, and financial aid. TRIO organizes trips to area four-year colleges, accompanying students on interviews and campus tours.
Students who are interested in participating in the TRIO program must complete an application and interview to assure they meet the federal eligibility requirements. The TRIO /Student Support Services Program is located in Vanderlyn 101. To apply for the program, students should stop by the office or call 845-688-6054
The TRIO program is fully funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant.