Student Support Services - TRIO

The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a U.S. Department of Education funded grant that provides services to low-income, first generation college students and students with disabilities. The goal is to have these students stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees. Nationwide, TRiO students are now being served at 930 colleges and universities.


At PCCC, we maintain an active enrollment of 160 SSS TRiO students!



Since TRiO Programs serve fewer than 250 students, TRiO counselors have an opportunity to work one-on-one with each student. Unlike traditional counseling programs, TRiO professionals get to know each student on a first name basis. TRiO counselors are personally committed to the success of their students.


Reality Based

Like their students, many TRiO professionals had to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to succeed in higher education. As a result, they can effectively relate to their students and know how to motivate young people and adults in spite of the obstacles that often serve to discourage students from low-income families.


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