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TRIO Programs

TRIO is a group of federal programs that help overcome barriers to higher education.

TRIO Programs

No matter where you’re coming from, we want to help you get where you’re going. That’s why we partner with the U.S. Department of Education to provide services for students from all backgrounds.

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What is TRIO?

TRIO is a group of federally-funded programs that help overcome barriers to higher education. 

TRIO programs offer a variety of services including: academic advising, transfer planning, tutoring, financial aid advising, opportunities to participate in social and cultural activities and much more!

TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) is designed to support Pell-eligible students, first-generation college students and students with disabilities. The goal is to provide support services and improve retention, graduation and transfer rates of eligible students. STLCC hosts TRIO SSS programs at Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec.

Learn More About Student Support Services

Apply for Student Support Services

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TRIO Upward Bound

TRIO Upward Bound is a college-access program that stimulates high school students’ interest in postsecondary education and various career fields, including science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.

High school students enrolled at Confluence Prep Academy, Roosevelt High School, or Soldan High School are eligible for TRIO Upward Bound.

Learn More About Upward Bound

Apply to Upward Bound

TRIO Talent Search

TRIO Talent Search helps middle and high school students overcome barriers to higher education. We provide services to students in grades 7-12 who need assistance figuring out their path to college, being prepared to enter college or getting college paid for.

If you join TRIO Talent Search, you’ll work with our team to increase your academic success, your personal confidence and your understanding of the college-to-career pipeline, so you can make the college and career choices that fit your personal goals.

Learn More About Talent Search

Apply to Talent Search

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Have a question about TRIO?

If you have a general question about the TRIO programs, please complete the contact form and we will be happy to help.

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