TRIO Student Support Services

Current/former student registration begins October 18. Register Now.

TRIO Student Support Services

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) focuses on ensuring you receive personal, career, mentoring and tutoring support services to ensure your academic success.
 
Participants have an opportunity to receive a $1000 Scholarship

Apply for TRIO SSS

Here's what you can expect:

If you are accepted into the program, you can expect to receive the following supports:

  • One on One Academic Guidance: Assistance to help you navigate your college experience and, if you are interested, transition to a 4-year institution.
  • Academic Coaching: Provide personalized support to help you with test preparation, time management, note taking, reading comprehension, goal setting, getting organized, self advocacy, mindfulness, and more.
  • Tutoring: Free, one-on-one tutoring sessions within a supportive learning environment.
  • Transfer Information & University Exploration: Learn the fundamentals of the transfer process and tips to succeed when looking at Universities, including university tours.
  • Support Resources: Textbook purchasing assistance (Up to $420 value for a fulltime student), an opportunity to earn a $1000 TRIO scholarship, and assistance in navigating financial aid and other financial opportunities to assist in paying for college.
  • Scholarships & Grants: A variety of scholarships are available, and you will receive assistance applying for scholarships.
  • Financial Aid: Workshops on financial aid topics, assistance completing FAFSA applications, and guidance through financial aid issues.

TRIO SSS FAQs

  • Is there a deadline to apply for TRIO?
    •  TRIO SSS accepts applications throughout the year. TRIO is funded to serve only 144 students.  We work on a first-come-first-serve policy. (Note: Students may be put on a waiting list.)
  • Can I belong to other programs on campus as well as be a TRIO student?
    • Yes!  We encourage students to take advantage of as many resources on campus as possible.
  • Can  I be a TRIO student if I’m not a US citizen?
    • TRIO SSS is a federal program funded by the United States Department of Education. The Department of Education requires all participating students to be a U.S. citizen, or a legal resident.
  • Who can I contact if I have any questions?

This supportive program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide assistance to diverse, minority, first-generation, and/or students with disability who are enrolled at Austin Community College.