TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at CMC
National TRIO Day
On February 25, 2017 students from TRIO Student Support Services and Upward Bound from eight CMC campuses worked at two Habitat for Humanity building sites, a Habitat ReStore and delivered nearly a 1,000 pounds of food to local foodbanks. Here are some highlights!
“Volunteering and participating in community service, by providing working hands and a desire to help your fellow man with affordable housing is a great reward. People sharing a common goal, learning new skills, teaching each other different approaches to working together for the common good, builds a strong, healthy, and striving community. Learning from each other, no matter what skills, race, language, or age is a life experience that you never forget and you will always reflect on, no matter what the goal is.”
– Shela Devillars, TRIO SSS Student, Leadville Campus
About TRIO Student Support Services
CMC’s TRIO SSS program is here to empower participating students throughout their academic careers to reach their true potential and achieve their academic goals.
Each participating campus provides students with individualized support through one-on-one contact with a Program Coordinator trained to help you navigate everything from finding resources to pay for college to transfer to a four-year institution.
We offer the following FREE services and resources:
- Academic Advising
- Progress Reports
- Career Exploration
- Financial Aid & Scholarship Resources
- Financial Literacy
- Referral Services
- Student Success Seminars
- Cultural Events and Leadership Development
- College/University Transfer Assistance
- Mentoring and Support
If you meet one or more of these criteria, you could qualify:
- You are income eligible based on your (or your parents) prior year annual income;
- Neither of your parents has earned a 4-year college degree;
- You have a documented disability.
And, you need to meet all of the following requirements:
- Be a registered CMC student seeking a degree or certificate;
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.;
- Be willing to make a personal commitment to improving your academic skills.
Apply Today! We are still accepting new students.
Contact Your Local Campus Coordinator
Amy Phillips, SSS Coordinator
The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.
The TRIO Student Support Services program is funded under the U.S. Department of Education. It provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and serves to motivate students towards the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Program participants must meet certain requirements set forth by the Department of Education.
The United States Department of Education funds Colorado Mountain College’s (CMC) TRIO-SSS at 96% at $617,000. Non federal funding from CMC at 4% at $23,000. The program serves 375 students at six CMC sites: Breckenridge/Dillon, Glenwood Springs/Spring Valley, Leadville/Chaffee, Rifle, Steamboat, and Vail Valley at Edwards.