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TRiO Services

What Is TRIO?

SSS/TRIO is a federally funded program that helps students develop the skills and motivation necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree. SSS/TRIO provides comprehensive student support, including academic advising, financial aid counseling, academic skills workshops, and leadership and cultural activities.  TRIO provides Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and First Generation college students.

Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstance.

In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO programs. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

More than 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. More information about TRIO can be found at the Department of Education TRIO website.

The TRIO program at MCC includes Student Support Services, Single Parent/Homemaker Services and Non-Traditional Career Information.

Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward successful completion of their educational goals. The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transfer to a four-year institution. More information about Student Support Services

Single Parent/Homemaker Services

Our Mission is to facilitate student learning, self-sufficiency, and personal and career development that includes an implementation of education plans, which are compatible with the life and career goals of our students. More information about Single Parent Homemaker Services

Heartland C.A.M.P.

Heartland CAMP provides intensive academic, social, and financial supports to help students from migrant farm-work backgrounds successfully complete their first year of college and continue in postsecondary education. Heartland CAMP serves students across three states and four colleges.

TRiO Contacts

Sara Campagna
Program Secretary
Fort Omaha Campus - Building 10