TRIO Student Support Services

We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2024 AND Fall 2024! Check out our How to Apply page for details. Fall 2024 admits - stay tuned for info sessions, Summer Academy dates, and more!

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 at least ONE of the following qualifications:

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

Not sure if you qualify? Contact us!


  • Advising and Peer Mentoring
  • Academic Support & Development
  • Cultural/Social Enrichment Events
  • Career Exploration & Preparation
  • Financial Literacy Skills
  • Graduate School Exploration
  • Internship/Research Opportunities
  • Community & Sense of Belonging
  • 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. - Arturo, Class of 2019

Contact TRIO!

Phone: 831-582-4451

Email: Send an email

Building: Building 47

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