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Federal TRiO Program

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Are you planning to graduate from SEARK or transfer to a 4-year college and want the support that will help you succeed? If so, you need to know abut Trio Student Support Services!

What is TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)?

TRiO SSS is a community of support and free services for students. We provide each of our students with resources and guidance to encourage the successful completion of a certificate or degree and beyond.

What can TRiO SSS do for me?

The dedicated and caring staff at SSS can provide you with personal one-on-one support through individualized academic advising, course selection, financial aid assistance, tutoring and workshops to enhance personal development and academic progress. We also specialize in transfer advising, helping you to plan to attend a 4-year college upon your graduation from SEARK. We travel with our students to several 4-year campuses and host an annual cultural experience trip as well. All services are free for eligible students.

TRIO Application (Online Form Submission)

TRIO Application (PDF)


Am I eligible for TRiO SSS?

All interested students are encouraged to apply for TRiO!

We can help determine if you are eligible to participate and benefit from this program if you meet one of these criteria:

  • First-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has Bachelor’s degree) and/or
  • Federal Income requirement and/or
  • Student with a documented disability

Additionally, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have a need for academic support.

Stop by the TRiO SSS Office to learn more (Student Services Building, Rm 149, across from Financial Aid Office).

TRIO staff at graduation

Meet our TRiO Staff

Terry Harden, Ed Counselor, Interim Director                  

Errica Williams, Admin II                         


TRIO Works!