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TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)

What is TRiO SSS?

TRiO SSS is a federally funded program that supports academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and motivates students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. 

Who is Eligible?

To receive assistance, students must be accepted for enrollment in a credit hour program at GWCC. Low income, first-generation college students, and/or those with documented disabilities are eligible to participate. You must be a United States citizen or have a permanent residency card. Students must taking courses at the Washington Campus (online or in-person) and cannot already have college degree. 

TRiO SSS services and opportunities include:

  • Academic Support
    • Developing an Individual Education Plan
    • One-on-one tutoring
  • Learning study skills
    • Time management, test taking, test preparation, etc.
  • Mentoring
    • One-on-one support from TRiO SSS staff
  • Securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in 4-year institutions
    • FAFSA and scholarship assistance 
  • Visiting college campuses for transfer to retain a BA/BS degree
  • Guidance on career options
    • Resumes, cover letters, networking, etc.
  • Access to social and cultural events 
    • Visit art museums, experience musicals and plays, and much more!

The goal of this program is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants and help students make the transition from one level of higher education to the next.

Please complete the TRIO SSS Application if you meet the eligibility requirements and are interested in the program. Please note that if you are already a student and have a Maricopa account, please use your Maricopa login information to sign in. If you are a new student, you will need to create an account using your Maricopa login information. 

Want TRIO SSS to present during your class or at a student meeting and share information about TRIO SSS services, eligibility, and application process? Complete the TRIO SSS Presentation Request 

Student Support Services is sponsored by GateWay Community College and is 100% Federally Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO Programs, totaling $230,139.