TRIO – Student Support Services

TRIO is a Student Support Services (SSS) Program operating through a Federal Grant from the Department of Education. The Program is designed to provide opportunities for academic development, assist with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward successful completion of their post-secondary education.

Student Support Services (SSS) projects also provide grant aid to current SSS participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants (# 84.063). The goal of SSS is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants.

The Program serves students by providing:

Academic tutoring, which may include instruction in reading, writing, study skills, mathematics, science, and other subjects.

Advice and assistance in post secondary course selection.

Information on both the full range of student financial aid programs and benefits (including Federal Pell Grant awards and loan forgiveness) and resources for locating public and private scholarships.

Assistance in completing financial aid applications, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Education or counseling services designed to improve the financial and economic literacy of students, including financial planning for post-secondary education.

Activities designed to assist students enrolled in two-year institutions in applying for enrollment in a four-year program of post-secondary education.

The Program may also include:

Individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic matters provided by Academic Counselors.

Information, activities, and instruction designed to acquaint students participating in the project with a range of career options available to the students.

Exposure to cultural events and academic workshops.

The TRIO Program may also provide grant aid to participating students who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.

Who is eligible to participate in the TRIO Student Support Services Program?

A student enrolled at Carteret Community College who has an academic need and meets one or more of the following criteria:

Is income eligible (based on taxable income).

Is a first-generation college student (neither parent graduated with a four-year college degree before your 18th birthday.)

Is an individual with a documented disability.

TRIO Contact Information

General Information
Phone: (252) 222-6020
Email: trioservices@carteret.edu

Melanie Reels
Director of TRiO
(252) 222-6239

Felicia Wright

Vickie Brannon
Office Manager

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