What is the TRIO program?

The TRIO Student Support Services Program (TRIO SSS) is a federally funded program designed to support students with a goal to transfer to a four-year institution. TRIO goals are to: - Increase the transfer rate of eligible students from two-year to four-year institutions; and - Foster a supportive environment for students who have limited English speaking skills, students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in post secondary education: those with disabilities, homeless children and youth, foster care youth, or other disconnected students; and - Improve the financial and economic literacy of students in areas such as: - Basic personal income, household money management, and financial planning skills; and - Basic economic decision-making skills. To be considered for the TRIO program: Qualifying students are academically disadvantaged and: - Demonstrate a commitment/ability to transfer and obtain a bachelors degree (within a 6 year maximum time frame) and - [Meet income guidelines][1] and/or - First Generation (i.e., neither of your parents graduated from a college or university with a bachelor degree or higher) and/or - Have a [documented disability][2] The final determination of membership is made by the Director of the Learning Center. - First Time Freshman status is preferred. - First year participants are accepted on a probationary * status. * We reserve the right to dismiss a student from the program due to poor grades or any other violations of the TRiO-SSS participation agreement. [1]: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/incomelevels.html [2]: http://www.mcc.edu/disability_services/index.shtml
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