The Nation has made a commitment to providing educational opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic circumstances. In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate school and move on to participate fully in America’s economic and social life. These programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO programs (initially just three programs).
Some of the TRIO programs in operation today
- Educational Talent Search
- Educational Opportunity Centers
- Upward Bound
- Student Support Services (SSS)
More that 2,600 TRIO programs currently serve nearly 866,000 students. There are currently 951 SSS programs nationwide serving nearly 200,000 students.