What is TRiO?

"Our Nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity to 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 1975 and are referred to as the TRiO programs (initially just three 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."

There are currently over 1,000 colleges, universities, and community colleges that offer TRiO programs in the United States. We are but one from the network of TRiO programs across the country. All nine of the state supported institutions of higher education in Utah host TRiO programs.

Adapted from: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/trio/triohistory.html

TRiO programs


This Student Support Services Project is 100% federally funded. The grant amount for the 2012/2013 school year was $401,130.  The 2013/2014 grant amount will be announced soon.


WSU TRiO programs