About TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services is an academic support program designed to increase the academic performance, retention rates and graduation rates of 175 program participants. A grant program fund through the U.S. Department of Education, SSS offers academic advising, financial aid counseling, career major counseling, personal support, one-on-one tutoring, academic support programs, computer training, and social cultural activities.

How Does A Student Qualify for SSS?

  1. Be enrolled at NSU (Tahlequah campus).
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.
  3. Meet 1 or more of the following:

  4. Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree);
  5. Meet an income guideline (determined each year by the U.S. Department of Education);
  6. Have a documented disability and be registered with Student Disability Services at NSU;
  7. AND demonstrate academic need.

To document financial eligibility, students must provide a copy of their federal tax forms.