TRIO Student Support Services - Cleveland CC Shelby, NC

What is TRIO?

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs across the United States designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post baccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects. The eight TRIO programs are Educational Opportunity Centers; Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement; Student Support Services; Talent Search; Training Program for Federal TRIO Programs Staff; Upward Bound; Upward Bound Math-Science; and Veterans Upward Bound.

First-generation college students, students who are low-income, and students with academic or physical disabilities may apply.

You are eligible for TRIO-Student Support Services if you are a first-generation college student, if you have financial need, or if you have a documented disability. First-generation college students are students who do not have a parent who received a four-year college degree. Financial need means that your income or your family’s income falls below the income figure determined by the federal government, based on family size. A documented disability is a physical, learning, or psychological disability that has been verified by a licensed medical doctor.

TRIO SSS Applications are available in the TRIO office on the second floor of the Jack Hunt Campus Center. An interview will be required before you can be accepted. Once you are accepted, there is no cost to participate, but you will be required to be active in our programs, such as tutoring and advising. Our services and requirements are designed to ensure your success here at CCC and beyond. We’re committed to making your college experience rewarding!

Download TRIO SSS Application

Our academic services include tutoring in a variety of subject areas, one-on-one academic advising and educational planning, free workshops and seminars on study skills and organization, and mentoring opportunities to help you set personal and academic goals. We may also be able to arrange visits to colleges and universities you would like to attend.

Our counseling and financial aid services include personal assistance with applications to four-year universities and financial aid applications. We will help you explore both public and private scholarships. We also provide personal, career, and academic counseling to help you set and meet personal and academic goals.

As a participant in the TRiO-SSS program, you will have opportunities to participate in on- and off-campus cultural enrichment activities, which will educate and enhance your college experience. These activities will be free or provided at a reduced rate.

Various Important Student Forms are located –>HERE<–

Important Announcements

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Welcome Week Schedule

Meet the Staff

Sharisse Robinson - Project Director

Sharisse Robinson

Project Director

Karen Sweezy - TRIO SSS Advisor

Karen Sweezy


Jerry Hopper - TRIO SSS Advisor

Jerry Hopper



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