Applying to the TRIO-SSS Program



Jason Howard | Coordinator of TRIO-SSS
(989) 386-6622 x169 |

Am I eligible to apply?

If you're not sure if you're eligible for TRIO-SSS, we encourage you to apply. Our team can then review your application, and if it turns out you're not eligible for this program, we'll connect you with other resources that the College offers so you feel supported as you build a bolder, brighter, better future.

If you meet one or more of the eligibility requirements below, and are motivated to complete your degree and participate in a program that will help you achieve your goals, then you are encouraged to complete an application for admission into the program. To be eligible you must meet one or more of the following requirements

  • First generation college student: (1) A student whose natural or adoptive parents have not received a 4 year degree; (2) A student who, prior to the age of 18, regularly resided with and received support from only one parent and whose supporting parent did not receive a 4 year degree; or (3) An individual who, prior to the age of 18, did not regularly reside with or receive support from a natural or an adoptive parent.
  • Low Income Individual: An individual whose family’s taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount in the calendar year preceding the year in which the individual initially participated in the project. Low Income-income guidelines are determined and set by the Federal Government. You will need to complete the Income Verification Worksheet attached to the application so that this determination can be made. However, generally if a student qualifies for federal financial aid (Pell Grants), chances are good they will meet the Low Income guidelines as set by the Federal Government.
  • Individual with Disability: A person who has a disability, as the term is defined in section 12102 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C 12101 et seq.).
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