TRIO Program to make an impact on college enrollment

New to St. Clair County Community College this semester is the Federal Aid program, TRIO.

The general goal is to take first generation college students with many diverse backgrounds and help them to achieve their goal of acquiring a college degree. Over 850,000 students are currently enrolled in the program nationwide in more than 2,800 different branches.

Beginning in 1964, TRIO was part of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty” under the Educational Opportunity Act. TRIO helps first time college students who are below poverty level of whom neither parent went to college. In addition to helping disadvantaged children, TRIO also helps over 7,000 people with disabilities and over 6,000 U.S. Veterans attend college.

Students qualifying for TRIO at SC4 receive a range of benefits including individualized tutoring, help applying for scholarships and financial aid, and priority registration for classes.

Student supportive services that TRIO provides are funded in majority by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are renewable for up to five years.

For more information, call 1-(810)-989-5801 or email trio@sc4.edu

Amanda Rose

Business Manager

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