TRIO Student Support Services at Dallas College

​​TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides academic services to students who are traditionally underrepresented on college campuses, such as first generation and low-income college students as well as students with disabilities.

TRIO SSS supports these students as they pursue an academic certificate or degree and transfer to a four-year college or university.


TRIO Student Support Services offer:

  • Individualized academic advising
  • Registration assistance
  • Graduate and transfer assistance (to four-year colleges and universities)
  • Financial aid application assistance
  • Tutoring (individualized, group and online)
  • Financial literacy training (skills to help with financial decision-making)
  • Scholarship research
  • University tours
  • Program related events and activities (on and off campus)
  • Access to computers and printers for completing assignments

In order to qualify to receive support services from TRIO, you must be a U.S. citizen or a national of the U.S. or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.

You also must have an academic need for TRIO Student Support Services and meet at least one of the following three criteria:


First generation college student

  • Neither parent (or guardian) that you reside with holds a four-year degree.

Low-income college student

  • Based on federal income standard, you are at 150% below poverty level.
  • Typically, students who qualify for a Pell Grant are considered low-income.

Student with a disability

  • This is regulated by the State of Texas and confirmed by the Special Services Office.

You can apply for the TRIO SSS program through one of the four campuses listed below.

  • TRIO SSS at Dallas College Eastfield Campus
  • TRIO SSS at Dallas College Mountain View Campus
  • TRIO SSS at Dallas College North Lake Campus
  • TRIO SSS at Dallas College Richland Campus

No matter what Dallas College campus you attend, the application to join the TRIO SSS program is the exact same. We invite all students who meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a spot in the program.

Apply for TRIO Student Support Services

Questions? Please email the TRIO staff.


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