TRIO Student Support Services at WSU Tri-Cities
The U.S. Department of Education’s TRIO Program is a federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Washington State University Tri-Cities TRIO Student Support Services Program is 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. Learn more about TRIO.
Washington State University Tri-Cities first received a $1.1 million grant in fall 2010 from the U.S. Department of Education to create a TRIO Student Support Services Program for low-income, first-generation and disabled students. In fall 2015, we were refunded for another five years to continue providing beneficial services to our students. WSU Tri-Cities will continue to use this five-year grant to increase student success to graduation. We were funded to serve 140 eligible undergraduate students annually. Our staff conducts workshops on topics including study skills, note taking, financial aid, career preparation and financial literacy.