To qualify for the TRIO Student Support Services Program, an applicant must:
- Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.
- Be enrolled at the grantee institution or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at the institution.
- Have a need for academic support, as determined by the grantee, in order to successfully pursue a post-secondary education program. Specifically, an applicant must be a first-generation student, meet federal income requirements or have a documented disability. Two-thirds of all accepted participants must be low-income and first-generation.
Visit the Educational Opportunity Centers page to learn more about the federal eligibility criteria for the Student Support Services program.