Participating in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program gives you personal attention and extra support to help you excel in college! Our mission is to increase retention, graduation, and transfer to four-year colleges and universities through support and encouragement.
Eligible students must meet one of the following qualifiers:
- First generation college student (neither parent earned a bachelor’s degree)
- Low income, based on federal guidelines
- Have a documented disability
- Advising and Course Selection
The TRIO SSS Program assists you in making smart educational decisions including course selection, graduation requirements and transfer planning.
- Financial Education
We help you understand your financial aid package. We also provide budgeting resources and tips to becoming a money savvy student.
- Career Exploration
We have the resources to help you explore major options and career pathways.
- Free Campus Visits
Want to learn more about the four-year college you are considering transferring to after graduating from SMC? Travel with fellow TRIO SSS students to both public and private colleges and universities to gather the information you need to make an informed decision. If you would like, your TRIO advisor will accompany you to any academic or financial aid meetings you may have scheduled in order to help you understand the transfer process.
- Free Workshops
TRIO SSS workshops feature business professionals and entrepreneurs who share their stories and experiences on such topics as personal branding, resume writing, professional networking, SMART goals and financial literacy.
Educational scholarships awarded annually for eligible participants.