TRIO Student Support Services

What is TRIO?

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background, or economic circumstance. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life.

These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs). While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

We provide academic support services such as tutoring, assistance with education plans, personal and career counseling, visits to universities, and more. If you are low-income, first-generation, or a student with a disability, check out what our FREE services can do for you.

What we offer

Contact Us

Dustin ShattuckAssistant Dean Student Support Services
Yakima Campus
Deccio Higher Ed Center, Building 8, Room 141​
Tara CurfmanTRIO Student Support Services Coordinator
Yakima Campus
Raymond Hall, Building 7
Adri NavarroProgram Assistant
Grandview Campus
Grandview Main, Building 56, Room 121C