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photo: CMC students in the TRIO/Student Support Services program visiting the University of Colorado Boulder campus

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at CMC

About Us

We are a supportive academic community working together towards academic excellence and achievement.  TRIO SSS helps first-generation, low-income students and students with disabilities reach their full potential and achieve academic success.  Student success is at the heart of everything we do.

We are here to help with:

  • Academic Support and Guidance
  • Personal Support and Advocacy
  • Identifying Tutorial Assistance
  • Assistance with Financial Aid
  • Assistance with Transfer and Career Exploration

Eligibility Requirements

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:

  1. Be a registered CMC student seeking a degree or certificate;
  2. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.;
  3. Be willing to make a personal commitment to improving your academic skills.

We are still accepting new students.

TRIO Day at the Capitol

Twenty-two CMC TRIO students met with legislators, celebrated the importance of TRIO programs and attended a legislative session. Read more: TRIO Day at the Capitol

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About TRIO

logo: TRIO/Student Support ServicesThe 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 $595,500 annually. The program serves 300 students at five CMC sites.