Frequently Asked Questions
What is TRiO Student Support Services?
TRiO-Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides tutoring, academic advising, financial literacy workshops, campus visits and cultural event activities.
Who can participate in TRiO?
Students that are first-generation college students (neither parent or legal guardian graduated with a bachelor degree); income-eligible students (as determined by federal guidelines); and students with a documented disability.
Why should I apply?
TRiO-SSS provides a personal college "safety net" from the first year through graduation. The program can help you build on your strengths and address your areas of concern. By becoming a participant, you will gain access to services and opportunities not available to other students on campus.
If I join TRiO-SSS, what am I required to do?
TRiO-SSS participants are required to participate in academic advising, tutoring, cultural events and campus visits.
Can TRiO-SSS help with the transition to college life?
Yes! TRiO-SSS makes the transition smoother by connecting TRiO students to campus resources.
I would like to meet more students like me. How can TRiO-SSS
TRiO-SSS arranges many cultural and educational events each semester. These include trips to music concerts, museums, college and university campus visits, and local historic and cultural sites. The TRiO-SSS program also offers a variety of campus activities that participants can attend together.
I have declared a major, but I am not sure it's right for me.
Can TRiO-SSS help?
Absolutely! TRiO-SSS academic advisors as well as referrals to career counselors can assist you with making a decision that is right for you.
How much time does it take to participate in the TRiO
This is up to you - it can take as little as one hour each semester or several hours each week. You decide which services to utilize.
Does it cost money to join?
No - all services are supported and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
How long can I be in the program?
Until you graduate and/or transfer to another college.
Who do I contact if I have questions?
Contact the TRiO-SSS office directly at (517) 483-1161 or send us an email: Contact TRiO
TRiO Student Support Services
Gannon Bldg, Room 142
Phone: (517) 483-1161
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