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TRIO Student Support Services

What is TRIO?

TRIO Programs were created to provide college access to low-income, first-generation students, as well as individuals with disabilities, and provide them with the opportunities and tools to earn college degrees. 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:

  • To provide opportunities for economic development.
  • To assist students with basic college requirements.
  • To motivate students towards the successful completion of a postsecondary degree.

How can we help?

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

Who is eligible?

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

  • First-generation college student (You are considered first generation if your parent(s) did not complete a 4-year degree).
  • Meet specific Pell eligibility limited income guidelines for the U.S. Department of Education.
    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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