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, book loans, 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
TRIO Student Support Services Eligibility
Who is eligible to participate in TRIO Student Support Services? TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides academic support services to students from underrepresented populations.
To be eligible to participate, students must meet the following criteria:
- Come from a low-income family
- Be a first-generation college student
- Be a student with a disability
Eligible students must also:
- Be enrolled at YVC
- Have academic need
- For more information call: Yakima Campus 509.574.4956 or Grandview Campus 509.882.7041
TRIO SSS Program Services
|The following services are available to students who participate in the TRIO SSS Program:
Academic and Career Counseling:
College Orientation Classes:
Assistance with Degree Audits/Educational Plans:
Academic Early Warning (AEW):
Learning Skills Workshops:
Financial Aid Workshops:
Assistance is provided to students who need financial resources in order to pursue their educational program at YVC. A financial literacy program entitled “CashCourse“ is encouraged for all TRIO students.
|What is expected of students who participate in the program?
The purpose of SSS is to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates of the program’s participants. Your commitment to the program is a vital part of your success in fulfilling your education goals and the goals which have been set for the program. Each participant is required to meet the following expectations while enrolled in SSS: