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TRIO program office of Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids Campus. Student Support Services

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What is TRIO?

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal grant program funded through the U.S. Department of Education. By participating, you will gain access to services and opportunities individualized to meet your needs.

The TRIO Student Support Services program staff is committed to student success from enrollment to graduation leading to work or to transfer. The goal of Kirkwood's TRIO program is to promote academic and personal success of all participants through ongoing support.

Program Benefits

TRIO SSS participants are eligible for the following services:

  • Financial aid guidance, including help with the FAFSA process, scholarship applications and financial literacy workshops
  • Highly-trained writing and math specialists who work one-on-one with students for optimal learning
  • Transfer planning, including assistance with the application process, and college and university visits to enable a smooth transition
Additional Program Services
  • Academic Advising
  • Academic Support
  • Assistive Technology
  • Career Exploration
  • Personal Advocacy
  • Tutoring
  • Referrals to Campus and Community Services

Ways to Qualify

  • You must NOT have already earned a college degree (2 year associate's degree or higher)
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • You must be taking classes primarily on the Cedar Rapids campus
  • You must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Be a first generation student (neither of your parents or guardians graduated with a bachelor's degree)
    • Be low income
    • Have a documented physical or learning disability