TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO assists students to graduate and/or graduate and transfer to a baccalaureate educational institution within four years. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and serves 206 students.

Interested students who meet the criteria may contact the TRIO SSS office at 734-9553 or visit ‘Iliahi 113.


Students must:

  • Be enrolled at KCC (Home campus KCC)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Low income as defined by federal guidelines
    • First generation in college (parents have not earned a Bachelor’s degree)
    • Documented disability
  • Preference given to students who are:
    • Degree seeking
    • Enrolled full time (12 credits or more/semester)
    • Qualified for ENG 22 or higher on the COMPASS English placement test


To help students graduate and succeed academically the following services are provided:

  • Academic advising and course selection
  • Transfer support services
  • Financial aid support – FAFSA & scholarship searches and application
  • Financial literacy
  • Tutorial assistance
  • Advising on non-academic concerns
  • Career counseling support
  • Midterm assessment
  • Cultural enrichment activities

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