About Us

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a Department of Education grant-funded program committed to increasing the retention, graduation, and transfer rates of its participants. Student scholars in our program are provided with comprehensive support services designed to help them succeed – free of charge! From one-on-one tutoring to exceptional advising support to grant aid, we offer a variety of opportunities to help our student scholars achieve their academic, career, and personal goals.

Get the support you need with TRiO.

  • Tutoring on a one-on-one basis
  • Academic coaching and mentoring
  • Course selection advice and assistance
  • Financial literacy
  • Transfer advising and 4-year college campus tours
  • Cultural enrichment trips

Who is eligible?

You must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, plan to earn a bachelor's degree, and meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need. If you are a Pell Grant recipient, then you are probably eligible
  • Be a first-generation college student. Neither one of your parents/guardians has a 4-year degree
  • Have a documented physical or learning disability.

TRiO

Student Rabia Halliru at TRiO front desk

Coming from Nigeria, I was nervous about my academic journey. TRiO's support services helped me get into the nursing program.

Rabia Halliru

by the numbers

210

Students served with TRiO each year.

$51,480

Money awarded each year in grant aid to eligible TRiO scholars.

90%

TRiO scholars who continue at DSC after their first year, compared to 53% of non-TRiO students.

TRiO Student Support Services Office

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.