If you are the first in your family to go to college or fit other eligibility requirements, you can benefit from TRiO at TCC.

The TRIO Programs (TRIO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to a bachelor's degree and beyond. 

TCC offers two TRiO programs that are funded by the U.S. Department of Education:

The Educational Opportunity Centers program can provide you with counseling and information on college admissions -- to TCC or another college or university. The program also provides services to improve the financial and economic literacy of participants. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the college application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in post-secondary education institutions. 

The TRiO Student Support Services program provides students (19 or older) who have already been admitted to TCC with opportunities for academic development, assistance with basic college requirements and support while working toward the successful completion of their college degrees. The mission of TRiO SSS at TCC is to promote student persistence from one educational level to the next by fostering an institutional climate supportive of student success. The overall program goal is to increase the persistence, graduation and transfer rates of TRiO students. 

TCC's TRiO programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on TRiO please visit the Federal TRiO programs web page.