TRIO - Student Support Services

Due to COVID 19 concerns and the practice of social distancing, for the Fall Semester, the TRIO Staff is available to work with students remotely through Zoom and Email.

The TRIO program increases our student retention and graduation rates, facilitates student transfer from two-year to four-year colleges and fosters an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students and individuals with disabilities.  The TRIO program is free.

Ready to Join?
If you think you qualify and would like to join the program, please fill out the Application and Income Verification Form and upload it to our TRIO Secure Upload Form found on the Secure Upload page.

 Have an interest in TRIO?
Want more info on joining the program or have general questions? Fill out the TRIO Interest Form and TRIO advisor will reach out.

Need Tutoring?
Fill out the TRIO Tutoring Request Form and TRIO Tutor will reach out.


TRIO Statistics






of TRIO SSS students are in good academic standing students cited tutoring support as number one reason to join TRIO  TRIO students cited their grade improved because of tutoring will persist to the next academic year of TRIO Students will earn a degree or certificate in 4 years

TRIO Program Eligibility

Students served must be:

  • Economically disadvantaged and/or
  • First-generation (neither parent has received a four-year college degree) and/or
  • Have a documented disability
  • A U.S. citizen or a permanent resident

Program selection is based on the completed application and space availability in the program.

TRIO Program Services

Services may include:

  • Assigned academic advisors
  • Individualized academic tutoring
  • Career exploration and major and course selection
  • Assistance with Financial Aid and Scholarship applications
  • Study skills assistance: note-taking, textbook reading, time management, financial management education and test prep workshops
  • Assistance with transfer to four-year university or college

TRIO Advisors

Jessica Laessig

TRIO Project Coordinator

Kim Shaw

TRIO Advisor

Lola Martinez

TRIO Advisor

For more information, please call Student Development at 928-226-4323, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. TRIO is available 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. by appointment only.

For National TRIO information, you can visit

Through a grant competition, funds are awarded to institutions of higher education to provide opportunities for academic development, assist students with basic college requirements, and to motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. Student Support Services (SSS) projects also may 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.