• TRiO Student Support Services

    TRIO/Student Support Services is a federally funded program designed to provide academic support, transfer assistance and personal development programming to 140 students at Columbia State Community College.


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Our Mission
The mission of the TRiO/Student Support Services program is to provide underrepresented student populations with the added support mechanisms needed to meet the challenges of higher education.  Through the development of academic and personal skills, the program focuses on increasing student retention, and promoting degree completion.

TRiO eligibility is determined by federal regulations. To qualify, a student must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree)
  • Have a limited income (according to federal guidelines)
  • Have a documented disability
  • Have an academic need and can benefit from the services provided
Interesting in applying for Columbia State’s TRiO Program?

To apply for the TRiO Student Support Services, submit a completed TRiO application to the TRiO office. Then schedule an appointment to meet with the director or adviser, who will determine eligibility and work with you to develop an educational success plan.
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