The goal of federal TRIO programs is to assist low-income and first generation youth and adults to enroll in and complete a post-secondary program.
- These educational opportunity outreach programs are designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- TRIO includes five outreach and support programs designed to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college and disabled students to help them progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs.
The Starting Point program offers services that help students stay in college until they graduate and/or transfer.
To qualify for Starting Point students must have an academic need and be:
- Low-income (with proof of income status) or
- First generation (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree) or
- Disabled (with proof of documented disability)
Learn more about Starting Point