TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO SSS 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 do your best
    Set specific and measurable academic goals designed with just you in mind. TRIO SSS offers you opportunities to develop and build leadership skills so you 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 through TRIO SSS activities. These fellow students who are pursuing their college and career dreams just like you!
  • 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.

Picture of students at TRIO SSS Scholars Banquet

Do you 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!

Apply for TRIO SSS

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What do we do?

TRIO SSS offers advising for a large variety of topics including:

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

Questions? Contact us!

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

West Burlington Campus

Room 213
(319) 208-5158

Keokuk Campus

Room 101
(319) 313-1998

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About Us

The TRIO Programs offer a supportive environment to empower underrepresented students to take on education beyond high school and achieve academic success at the college level. TRIO federal programs includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to go through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Southeastern Community College houses two programs: 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 Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) provides support and services to help 225 students achieve and complete their degree at SCC 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.

For more information on our program and our support click on the logos below.

TRIO SSS logo   Iowa TRIO logo

Education Opportunity Association logo   Council for Opportunity in Education logo

Center for First-Generation Student Success logo