What is TRIO?

TRIO Programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. The three original TRIO programs were Upward Bound (created in 1964), Educational Talent Search (1965), and Student Support Services (1968). These three programs provided the umbrella term “TRIO”. There are now eight TRIO programs.

Through this federally funded program, our mission at Spring Hill College is to provide these support services for students:

  • Develop the necessary skills, knowledge, and attributes to complete a post-secondary education.
  • Achieve maximum academic success and career readiness.
  • Graduate as skilled, self-actualizing professionals and global citizens who lead through best practices and lifelong learning.

How can we help?

Through our TRIO services, we will work with students to increase college success and graduation rates of all participants.

Who is eligible?

Individuals with an academic need who also meet ONE of the following eligibility requirements:

Size of Family Unit Income 48 States Income Alaska Income Hawaii
$19,320 $24,135 $22,230
$26,130 $32,655 $30.060
  • Documented disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

What we offer

How do I apply?

Download the TRIO application form

You may also contact us at sssprogram@shc.edu or call us at 251-380-3470.

TRIO SSS Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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