TRIO-SSS helps first-generation college students from low-income backgrounds tap into their own strengths and grit to overcome social, financial, and cultural barriers to higher education.

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) is a federal grant program that provides assistance to eligible college students in meeting their academic, financial, and career goals. Our mission is to increase the retention and graduation rates of our participants, and help keep student loan debt to a minimum. 

The following services are available to all active TRIO-SSS participants:

academic support


computer lab 

field school 

financial literacy


graduate school preparation


workshops and seminars

This grant has been 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 160 participants annually in the amount of $247,583 per year for a period of five years.