TRIO Student Support Services


Accepting New Participants!

Are you interesting in joining the TRIO SSS program? Complete the online application below!

CLICK HERE if you INCLUDED Parental Information on your FAFSA


CLICK HERE if you DID NOT need to include Parental Information on the FAFSA

Email us at to contact a staff member with your questions.

About TRIO Programs:

The TRIO Programs, through a supportive environment, empower underrepresented students to access postsecondary education & to achieve academic success leading to a postsecondary degree. TRIO federal programs 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.

At Southeastern Community College two programs are housed, Upward Bound for high school students and Student Support Services for college students.

One step to success in college is to make a connection and feel part of a community. TRIO SSS provides support and services to help 250 students achieve and complete their Southeastern Community College Degree and transfer to a 4 year college or university to complete a Bachelor's Degree.

Southeastern Community College TRIO SSS is a $380,984.00 Federally funded 2020-2021 grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Why TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS)?

TRIO-SSS offers advising on a large array of topics including:

New Student Orientation Help connecting to Tutoring Resources
Academic Advising & Registration Leadership & Peer Mentoring Skill Building
Career Exploration & Planning Success Workshops
College Visits & Transfer Advising Test-taking & Study Skills help
First Generation College Support TRIO SSS-only computer labs
Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance TRIO SSS Grant Aid


TRIO Student Support Services rocks because:

  • We're here for YOU!
    Work with an advisor in a one-on-one setting and get to know them on a first name basis.
  • We help you perform
    Set specific and measurable academic goals designed with just you in mind. TRIO SSS offers students opportunities to develop and build leadership skills to grow both academically and outside of college.

  • We help you figure out college
    Get help with financial aid forms and applications to colleges. Meet and build relationships with other students - who are pursuing their college and career dreams just like you - in TRIO SSS activities.

  • Our students get better grades, they transfer, and they GRADUATE!
    TRIO SSS students get better grades, are more likely to achieve their educational goals, and graduate with their BA than similar students who aren't in the program.

How do I qualify?

Are you:

  • A United States citizen or permanent resident?
  • Enrolled in credit classes?
  • Planning to transfer to another college after SCC to get your Bachelor's Degree?
  • Looking for ways to make the most of college?

Oh, and how about:

  • You're a first-generation college student (neither parent has a Bachelor's Degree)
  • You meet Federal Income Guidelines
  • You have a documented physical or learning disability

Then TRIO Student Support Services could be for you!

Want to know more?

Click Here for TRIO SSS Events & Activities
Click Here for Student Resources
Click Here to Meet Our Team

Interested in joining?

We are available on campus, by phone, or click the email address below to connect with a TRIO SSS staff member. 

West Burlington Campus

Keokuk Campus

Room 213 Room 206
(319) 208-5158 (319) 313-1998

For more information on our program and our support click on the logo's below.

TRIO SSS logo   Iowa TRIO logo

Education Opportunity Association logo   Council for Opportunity in Education logo

Center for First-Generation Student Success logo