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About TRiO SSS

The Columbia College TRiO Student Support Services program is available to qualified day students at the home campus in Columbia, Missouri.

TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded TRiO program, administered by the Department of Education, designed to encourage eligible students persevere and complete their college degree.

Services provided include:

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarship and financial aid assistance
  • Educational workshops
  • Cultural activities
  • Graduate school and career exploration
  • Laptop lending program

Participants also have exclusive access to a state-of-the-art computer lab, a study lounge and tutoring and proofreading labs.

Students who may qualify for the program include first-generation college students (meaning neither parent earned a baccalaureate degree), students who meet federal income guidelines and students with documented physical, learning and mental health disabilities.


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