TRIO Student Support Services

Applications are OPEN for Fall 2023! Check out our How to Apply page for details. APPLY TODAY before spots fill up!

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!

TRIO SSS has been at CSUMB since 2001. Today, we offer two programs - TRIO SSS, serving students in all majors, and TRIO SSS STEM-Health Sciences - and support nearly 300 participants every year.

Over the last 5 years, our students have averaged a 96% good academic standing rate, 95% persistence rate, and 82% graduation rate!

TRIO SSS is 100% federally funded by the US Department of Education. 

Being in TRIO, there is nothing but positive influences and people who are also motivated to fulfill their purpose. The program has created the environment for me to develop the best of my capabilities as a student and leader.

Contact TRIO!

Phone: 831-582-4451

Email: Send an email

Building: Building 47

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