What Is TRIO?
TRIO is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and First Generation college students.
Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity for 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 1965 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.
Over 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions through competitive grants. More information about TRIO can be found at the National TRIO web site.
The TRIO program at MCC includes Student Support Services, Single Parent/Homemaker Services and Non-Traditional Career Information.
Student Support Services
TRIO Student Support Services program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and serves to motivate students toward successful completion of their educational goals. The goal of SSS is to increase the retention and graduation rates of its participants and facilitate the process of transfer to a four-year institution. More information about Student Support Services
Single Parent/Homemaker Services
Our Mission is to facilitate student learning, self-sufficiency, and personal and career development that includes an implementation of education plans, which are compatible with the life and career goals of our students. More information about Single Parent Homemaker Services