Students who are accepted for the TRIO project must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree);
- Meet an income guideline (determined each year by the U.S. Department of Education);
- Be a student with a disability and have an academic need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education guidelines.
To document financial eligibility, students must provide a copy of their federal tax forms.