TRIO Support Services Program

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is located in The Academic Support Center in the Student Services building, room 159. TRIO is funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Education. TRIO SSS serves 250 students per year.

To apply for TRIO Student Support Services an applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien


  • Are first-generation (neither parent has a four-year college degree) or
  • Are low-income (have financial needs and meet federal low-income guidelines) or
  • Have a documented disability on file with Disability Services
  • Have a need for academic support

Services Provided to TRIO Students:

  • Academic Advising
  • One-to-One Peer Tutoring
  • Help Exploring Major and Minor Options
  • Career Exploration
  • Support for Students with Documented Disabilities
  • Assistance with Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Assistance in Navigating the Financial Aid System
  • Budget and Money Management Skills
  • Tutoring and/or Supplemental Instruction
  • Study Skills Coaching
  • Time Management Training
  • Personal Coaching
  • Leadership Skills Development
  • Cultural and Social Enrichment Opportunities
  • Referrals to On-Campus and Off-Campus Resources
  • A Supportive Community Environment
  • And much More

For more information please contact:

Program Director:
Jason Bonde

Academic Advisor:
Teresa Tolmie

Academic Advisor:
Tung Truong

Academic Advisor:
Easton McCready

Tutor Coordinator:
Olha Ratushko

Minnesota Relay TTY 800-627-3529
TRIO Student Support Services