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Student Support Services - TRIO

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Student Support Services (SSS)  is a 100 percent federally funded TRIO Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education ($338,973 annually). The College of St. Scholastica SSS program serves 175 SSS students each year and provides free services to eligible students. The federal TRIO programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes seven outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Mission Statement

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers first-generation, low-income, and students with a disability in their pursuit of a college degree through intensive individualized support and advocacy.

SSS provides free services to eligible students. You may be eligible if you have documented financial needs, a documented disability, academic need, or neither parents graduated from a four-year college. Click here for more details about eligibility and services.


Apply Online - Applications will be reviewed in June

There are 2 steps when applying online. Both steps must be completed before your application will be considered for the program.

Step 1 - Personal Information Form

Fill out this form to apply for the 20/21 or 21/22 school year:

Step 2 - Income Verification Form

(If you would prefer to use an alternative method for income verification, please email

Select one based off the school year you are applying for:

Once you complete Step 1 & Step 2, someone from SSS will reach out to you! If you have questions about the application, email or call 218-723-6594


If you do not want to apply online, you can either visit our office at Tower 2150 to pick up an application or we can send you a paper application (email

Questions? Email or call 218-723-6594

Looking for SSS resources?
- SSS Student Google Site
- First-Generation Resources
- View our SSS Student Handbook
- Connect with us on Facebook and Instagram!

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Stay connected by registering with the Alumni Office Registry, Alumni Career Network, and the MN TRIO Network.

(218) 723-6594