Student Support Services | TRiO

A Federal grant funded through the United States Department of Education

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TRiO was established in 1968 to increase the college persistence and graduation rates of first-generation college students, those from low-income households, and students with disabilities. The program supports undergraduate students through graduation and provides community, individualized educational and co-curricular plans, some technology devices, and graduate/professional school application support.

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National Information

Student Support Services is one of multiple national college access and opportunity TRiO programs. There are over 3,100 programs and 800,000 alumni in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Islands. TRiO has over a 50 year history of successfully supporting first-generation and Pell eligible college students in attaining a bachelor's degree.

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TRiO in Thrive Center

SSS/TRiO in Thrive Center is open to all UA Wildcats who are first-generation college students, come from low-income households, or have a documented disability.

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Apply here!

This application is to begin participation in spring 2022. All interested students must complete an application to determine eligibility. The application is only open to committed or enrolled students (must have a UA NetID and password).

For more information regarding the application, eligibility, and sessions to help with the application process, please visit our information page.

SSS-TRIO Students Get Access to 24/7 Online Tutoring.

SSS-TRIO students are able to connect with an online tutor, 24/7, covering over 300 subjects across all levels. Contact Fred Huang, the SSS-TRIO Learning Specialist, to get your login information at

Already have your login information? Connect to a tutor here.