Student Support Services

Who is Eligible

trio imageThe following criteria are used to select SSS participants. A program participant must:

Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet residency requirements

and

Have academic need (determined by factors such as high school or college GPA, placement in
pre-college level courses among other requirements)

and at least one of the following

Have a disability (physical or learning disabled; vocational rehabilitation students included)

or

Be a first-generation college student (your parents/legal guardians do not have a B.A. or B.S. degree)

or

Be considered a low-income student (as determined by the United Sates Department of Education outlined in the table below)

FEDERAL TRIO PROGRAMS ANNUAL LOW INCOME LEVELS
(Effective January 26, 2012 Until Further Notice)
    Size of Family Unit
    48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
    Alaska
    Hawaii
    1

    $16,755

    $20,955

    $19,290

    2

    $22,695

    $28,380

    $26,115

    3

    $28,635

    $35,805

    $32,940

    4

    $34,575

    $43,230

    $39,765

    5

    $40,515

    $50,655

    $46,590

    6

    $46,455

    $58,080

    $53,415

    7

    $52,395

    $65,505

    $60,240

    8

    $58,335

    $72,930

    $67,065

     

    The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount.

    Poverty guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, Vol. 77, No. 17, January 26, 2012, pp. 4034-4035.


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