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Am I Eligible for TRIO - Student Support Services?

In order to take part in the TRIO - Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) program, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • First-generation college student: your parent(s) or guardian(s) did not obtain a bachelor's degree.
  • Low-income student: your household’s taxable income for the prior year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount. Please refer to the US Department of Education website.
  • Student with disabilities: if you have a documented disability and are working with accessible education services (AES) at MHCC, you may qualify as a disabled student. Please refer  to the AES page on our website.

Students who wish to join TRIO-SSS must meet the residency requirements to receive federal student aid, please refer to the Federal Student Aid website for more info.

You must also meet at least one of the following requirements for academic need:

  • You need support to maintain good standing in school
  • Your GPA was below 2.00 in high school or have been to college before
  • You have had failing grades in core courses
  • You are unsure of a career and program goal
  • Your English skills are not strong
  • You have a documented disability that needs accommodations
  • You have been out of school for five or more years
  • College Placement Test scores for reading, writing, or math below the 100 level
  • Referred to TRIO-SSS from a MHCC faculty or staff member
  • Referred to our program from another program or a TRIO program at another school

Want to learn more? We’re happy to help. Please email the TRIO-SSS program or call 503-491-7688.

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