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TRIO Student Support Services
The TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) program assists participants who are first-generation college students, meet income-eligibility requirements, and/or have a documented disability.
Based on each student’s needs and goals, TRIO SSS provides services to help participants reach their full personal, academic, and career potential. The program also offers the social and cultural experiences that are an important part of a well-rounded college education. Our wish is to help students recognize their strengths, develop their skills, and achieve their goals.
In support of our nation’s call to provide educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of ethnic background or economic circumstances, the United States Congress established a series of academic support programs to help low-income Americans enter college and graduate.These seven programs, referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially there were just three) are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Student Support Services is one of those programs and has been providing academic and personal support for students at Glen Oaks Community College since September 2010.
Check out this link from the U.S. Department of Education about the history of all TRIO programs!
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes income guidelines which define students’ income status based on family size and taxable income.
First-Generation College Student
First-generation college students are defined as students whose biological or adoptive parents did not receive a 4-year college degree.
Student with Documented Disability/Disabilities
A student who has a documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Act.