Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to participate in TRiO Student Support Services (SSS), a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a US Citizen, US National (includes natives of American Samoa or Swains Island), or US Permanent Resident with a Form I-551, I-151, I-551C (Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, or Alien Registration Receipt Card), also known as a green card.
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED.
  • Be highly motivated with demonstrated need for support and intention to transfer to a four-year college immediately after completing WWCC degree.
  • Identify as one or more of the following groups:
  • First generation college student (neither parent has a four-year college degree).
  • Low-income according to Federal Standards (students may be required to provide proof of income status; if under age 24 and single, income information may be required from parents).
  • Have documented physical or learning disability.

Apply to TRiO!

To apply for the TRiO SSS program, eligible students must complete the following steps:

  • Fill out an application (pdf) and return it to TRiO staff.
  • Complete an interview with a TRiO advisor to discuss your application & eligibility requirements.
  • Be selected and contacted to participate in the program.
  • Complete a TRiO orientation, including all assessments.
  • Sign student contract agreeing to TRiO program expectations.