TRIO Student Support Services programs are designed to serve college students who meet specific program requirements. To be eligible for admission to GOCC’s SSS program, students must be a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements for federal student financial assistance, accepted to GOCC, a high school graduate or have completed a GED, and have a need for academic support. Additionally, students must meet at least one​ of the following criteria:

  • Low-Income Student: Each year, the U.S. Department of Education publishes guidelines which define students’ income status based on family size and taxable income.
    Click here for income guidelines.
  • 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 and verified by GOCC’s Disability Support Services


Contact Information

Phone: (269) 294-4324


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Jamie Raifsnider, or Hannah Fries via
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“TRIO Student Support Services is federally funded at 92% by the U.S. Dept. of Education in the amount of $220,000 and 8% funded by Glen Oaks Community College for the 2015-2016 year.”