Program Eligibility

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Students may be eligible for the Student Support Services Program under the following criteria:

  1. First-Generation College Student (Neither parent has a bachelor's degree) and/or
  2. Low Income (Based on Federal Income Guidelines)** and/or
  3. Student with Disabilities (verification required through the SIC ADA Office)SIC TRIO SSS Roy and Shelby
  4. U.S. Citizen and/or Legal/Permanent Resident

Program Requirements

Once it has been determined that an applicant has been admitted to the TRIO Student Support Services as a program participant, there are program requirements that a program participant will be completing:

  1. All required assessments.
  2. A personal interview with both the Director and TRIO SSS Advisor. The potential participant will first complete an intake interview with the TRIO Advisor to discuss the aspects of the TRIO program. Next, the Personal Improvement Plan (PIP) will outline the student’s specific needs for cultural enrichment, transitioning to college, financial management, improving study habits and test taking skills.
  3.  A personal interview with the Education/Technology Coordinator to enroll in the Online Workshops, Online Study Skills Assessment, and EMP Courses if needed.
  4. Each program participant will be required to meet with the TRIO SSS Advisor, at least two (2) times each semester. However, for students not making satisfactory academic progress, meetings will occur more often.
 Federal TRIO Programs
Current Year Low Income Levels

(Effective January 13, 2021 until further notice)

Size of the Family Unit
48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions














     (Effective January 13, 2021 Until Further Notice) 
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,810 for the 48 contiguous states,
the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,520 for Alaska; and $7,830 for Hawaii.The term "Low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the
poverty level amount.The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the
Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
in the Federal Register, on February 1, 2021.