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What is TRiO Student Support Services (SSS)?

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal program which helps students graduate with an associate degree or transfer to a 4-year school for a bachelor's degree.

The program is open to students who are either low-income or whose parents did not graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or refugees. 

The program provides a comprehensive range of academic and other support services to eligible participants to enhance their academic skills in order to increase their rate of retention, graduation, and/or transfer to a 4-year institution. 

The program fosters an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first-generation college students. All program services are provided at no cost to participants.

Population Served:

Students enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Tri-C's Metro or Western Campus.   
Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

  • Low-income  
  • First-generation college students 
  • Demonstrated academic need for support services 
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents or refugees
  • Eligible for English 0990 and Math 0950
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 
  • Below 40 earned credit hours
  • Full time enrollment (12 or more credits)

Services Available:

  • Academic, personal, career and financial aid advising
  • Tutoring in math, English, science and computer literacy 
  • Assistance in transferring to four-year institutions
  • Mentoring
  • Cultural events
  • Assistance in identifying and applying for scholarships
  • Math 0950 Prep
  • Study skills workshops 
  • Supplemental instruction in high risk courses 
  • Summer non-credit enrichment classes 
  • Summer prep for Bio 1100 & Chem 1010
  • SSS Trio Grant Aid for active SSS students who are Pell eligible with documented unmet financial need 
  • Workshops and assistance for pre-nursing & nursing students   

Funded By:
U.S. Department of Education TRIO Programs
Cuyahoga Community College

How to reach us

Tamera Hauser, Director
Metropolitan Campus
2900 Community College Avenue
MLA Room 103
Cleveland  OH  44115

Melanie Allamby, Director
Western Campus
WLA B102
11000 Pleasant Valley Road
Parma OH   44130

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