Students whose parents don't have bachelor's degrees, students from low-income families, and students working with FLC's Disability Services office. A simple application helps us determine who qualifies. Our eligibility requirements are regulated by the U.S. Department of Education.
We will refer you to other campus resources that can offer the support you are looking for.
If we have reached our 200-student capacity, we'll put you on the waitlist so you can join TRIO the following fall semester when our new program year begins. Because TRIO students graduate or transfer from FLC, there are usually 60-70 openings each fall.
We serve students in any major at FLC.
Ethnicity is not a TRIO SSC eligibility factor.
We have one financial award students can pursue: the FLC Provost provides funds for 20 participants to receive $250 each semester, called the Student Achievement Award. Currently, the qualifications are:
- Check in with your assigned TRIO person once every two weeks,
- Achieve a 2.5 semester GPA in at least 15 credits that semester,
- Don't have any no-shows for TRIO appointments with staff, tutors, or activities, and
- Email your TRIO person a summary/response of the current financial literacy activity which is emailed to all students each semester.
"TRIO" is the umbrella-name for several programs meant to serve individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. They started in the 1960's under President Johnson's War on Poverty.
Back then, there were only three types of programs--hence, the name TRIO.
Since then, several other programs emerged to serve additional populations, such as veterans, PhD students, adult learners, and students pursuing the STEM disciplines.
So even though there are more than three programs currently, we kept the nationally-recognized and historic name TRIO.
There are programs like the TRIO Student Success Center at over 900 colleges and universities nationwide!
Read about the history of Federal TRIO programs
The third floor of Reed Library. Take the stairs or elevator to the third floor; we are on the west side of the building.
Meeting at least once every two weeks allows us to offer you individualized and proactive support.
At each meeting, we check on your academic, financial, and personal worlds to help you identify and solve issues before they begin to affect your success.
Meeting frequently also allows us to get to know you well. We value genuine and sustained conversations that grow rapport. We are often called upon to serve as job or graduate school references; the better we know you, the more we can help!
TRIO isn't about punitive reprimanding; we're about encouragement, education, and appreciating participants' indivuality!
If you are currently a participant with the TRIO Student Success Center at FLC, you don't need to reapply; you're in the program until you graduate from FLC.
If you are currently a participant in FLC's STEM3 program and want to transfer to our program (or vice-versa), we'll work with you and STEM3 on when the transfer can occur and obtaining your original program application materials. You may not have to reapply.
If you are a participant in FLC's Upward Bound or Talent Search program, you need to apply to our program.
If you are a particpant in a TRIO program at a different college, you need to apply to our program.
To positively impact the retention and graduation rates of first-generation students, low income students, and students with disabilities.
We are dedicated to creating a campus community where students' individual goals are nurtured by providing support in an inclusive environment to achieve graduation and life success.
Read more about national TRIO programs.
- You will receive support that promotes self-confidence and independence regarding the process of navigating higher education and completing your degree,
- You will be challenged to discover a passion for learning and develop a plan for obtaining your degree and pursuing a career,
- You will build a connection to campus while being supported by a program that values their identity and development, and
- Upon graduation from FLC, you should feel you have strengthened your academic skills, life skills, soft skills (non-cognitive skills), and professional skills.
We value our participants' feedback.