Apply for TRIO Student Support Services

You are taking the first step to ensure your success at CMC! Review the eligibility requirements and contact your campus TRIO SSS Coordinator if you have any questions about the process.


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.

Which Application to Use

Are you a “dependent” or “independent” student?

If you answer Yes to ALL of the following questions:

I am under the age of 24.
I am not married.
I am not currently in the military or a veteran.
I do not have children.
I am not or was not a Foster child after the age of 13.
I am not currently/have not been an unaccompanied homeless youth during the previous year.

Then use the following application:

TRIO SSS Application for Dependent Student

If you answered No to ANY of the questions above:

Then use the following application:

TRIO SSS Application for Independent Student