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TRIO Student Support Services Program

Frequently Asked Questions

  • If I have been accepted into the program, do I need to reapply each year?

    If you have been accepted into our TRIO Student Support Services Program here at Washington State University-Pullman Campus, you do not need to reapply each year. We encourage our Scholars to take an active role in the program each year - see 'What are the Program Requirements' frequently asked questions to learn more about how to stay active in the program.

  • How do I know if I'm eligible?

    Applicants must be currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment at WSU-Pullman Campus as an undergraduate; be a U.S. citizen or National of the United States or meet the requirements for federal student financial assistance; demonstrate academic need, and have at least ONE of the following apply to you:

    • You are a first-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian has a bachelor's degree);

    • You are in financial need ("low-income" according to federal guidelines);

    • You have a documented disability.

    Student Support Services enrollment is limited. All services are provided at no cost to scholars.


  • What are the program requirements?

    Once a Scholar is enrolled in the program, a TRIO SSS Academic Coach will work with you to develop your educational plan. Scholars are expected to take an active role in the TRIO SSS Program. In order to be considered for TRIO SSS services (free tutoring, cultural enrichment activities, etc.), you must maintain your active status. To be considered an active scholar in the SSS Program, scholars must:

    Be admitted to the program;

    Submit an updated My Advancement Plan (MAP), Program Participation Agreement, and additional forms each year;

    Meet regularly with your TRIO SSS Academic Coach to develop and maintain My Advancement Plan (MAP);

    Have a current FAFSA on file with Financial Aid;

    Complete a WSU Scholarship Application and file it with Student Financial Services by the annual due date of January 31st;

    Attend at least three (3) college success workshops or attend the Saturday Academy in the Fall and attend the TRIO SSS Leadership Symposium in the Spring;

    Complete a Financial Literacy Assignment each semester;

    Complete a program evaluation at the end of each semester of service.


  • What services do you provide?

    Academic Support

    • Academic Advising
    • Academic Tutoring
    • Priority Class Registration
    • Graduate School Counseling
    • Personal Support

    Enrichment & Personal Development

    • Career Guidance
    • College Success Workshops
    • Cultural Enrichment Activities
    • Leadership Conferences
    • Study Abroad Opportunities

    Educational & Personal Resources

    • Computer & Printing Access
    • Food Pantry
    • Financial Aid & Scholarship Search Assistance

  • If I am transferring from another TRIO Program, do I have to apply again?

    Yes, if you are transferring from another TRIO Program (Upward Bound, Talent Search, Student Support Services, etc.) we ask that you complete our program's specific TRIO SSS Application. 

    For additional information on our application process or how to apply press Apply to TRIO.


  • Do you provide textbook loans?

    Unfortunately, we do not provide textbook loans due to federal guidelines. 

  • Is this a scholarship program?

    Although we sometimes have the opportunity to offer scholarships to our active participants, scholarships are not part of our yearly programming. 

  • Where is your program located?

    Our TRIO Student Support Services Program is located on the Washington State University Pullman Campus. If you are on the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus, you can check out the Tri-Cities TRIO SSS Program here.

This grant has been 100% federally funded by the United States Department of Education to serve 160 scholars annually in the amount of $275,105 per year for a period of five years.