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Program Eligibility

​​​​To be eligible for the Student Support Services TRiO Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in 12 units (waived with permission of program director) 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Residents must provide proof of residency) ​
  • Have an educational goal to transfer to a four-year university or graduate with an associate degree or certificate​
  • Meet the low-income criteria as specified below (student must submit copy of parent's 1040 as proof of income if applicable) AND who are first generation college students (parents did not earn a bachelors degree from​ the United States)​​​ and/or students with disabilities 
  • In need of academic assistance 

Other eligibility criteria to be considered are:

  • Two-thirds of participants in any SSS project must be either disabled or potential first-generation college students from low-income families. One-third of disabled participants must also be low-income students.​​ 

Annual Low Income Levels

(Effective January 11, 2019 until further notice)

​Family Size​Income​Family Size​Income
​1​$18,735
​5​​$45,255
​2​$25,365
​6​$51,885
​3​$31,995
​7​$58,515
​4$38,625
​8​$65,145

 * For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,630 .