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TRIO Student Support Services

Applications are OPEN for Spring 2023! Check out our How to Apply page for details. Spots in TRIO are competitive - apply as soon as possible to be considered.

Join the TRIO SSS programs in our first-ever crowdfunding campaign! This campaign will support expenses that are unallowable under the federal SSS grants, including expenses to celebrate our students' graduations and accomplishments. Visit the campaign website to learn how you can support our TRIO community. 

TRIO Graduates from 2019 at Senior Celebration with Monte, holding certificates and wearing TRIO stoles


TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) and SSS STEM-Health Sciences are federally funded programs through the U.S. Department of Education. Our mission is to contribute to the success of first generation, low-income students, and individuals with disabilities by supporting and empowering program participants in their academic, personal, and professional growth.


SSS students must meet one of the following qualifications:

  • First generation student (parents do not have a bachelor's degree)
  • Low income (no more than 150% above the federal poverty level)
  • Have a documented disability

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us!


  • Advising and Peer Mentoring
  • Cultural Enrichment Events
  • Career Exploration
  • Financial and Economic Literacy
  • Grad School Exploration
  • Internship/Research Opportunities
  • And more!

TRIO Works!

After Spring 2021...

- 99% of SSS and 98% of SSS STEM-HS students were in good academic standing

- 97% were still enrolled and working toward their degree

- 85% of the '15-'16 cohort graduated within 6 years (76% for first-time freshmen - and 45% of freshmen graduated in 4 years or less!)

TRIO SSS has helped me more than I can explain. I have traveled, explored the area, gotten to network with so many people, and experienced unbiased and endless support... I wouldn't have made it without the help of TRIO SSS.

Contact TRIO!

Phone: 831-582-4451

Email: Send an email

Building: Building 47

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-5pm Virtual AND In-person!