TRIO

The Mountain View College TRIO (SSS) program is funded by the Department of Education to provide services to First Generation and Low-Income students that will help them be successful in college while pursuing an Academic Degree and/or Certificate. We also provide services to qualified students with Disabilities.  

 

Mission Statement

TRIO-Student Support Services promotes self-reliance and empowerment through our academic support and individual guidance for students pursuing an Associate’s degree and successfully transferring to a four-year college or university.

What is TRIO SSS?

TRIO- Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of three TRIO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965, whose objective is to help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to complete their college education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, SSS is committed to helping low-income, first generation college students, and students with disabilities receive a bachelor’s degree.

Mountain View College TRIO (SSS) program was first funded in 2001 and annually provides individual and group services to 230 program-eligible students. TRIO (SSS) services are provided at no cost to program participants. Students participate in TRIO (SSS) throughout their enrollment at Mountain View College. 


TRIO (SSS) FAQ’s

Is there a deadline to apply for TRIO?

  • TRIO SSS accepts applications throughout the year. TRIO is funded to serve only 230 students.  We work on a first-come-first-serve policy. Note: (some students may be put on a waiting list).

Do TRIO SSS lend books to students? 

  • We no longer lend books to students.

How can I get one on one tutoring?

  • Students accepted into the program may complete a Tutor Request Form in the TRIO office.

Do you offer scholarships?

  • We do not offer scholarships.  However, we do conduct workshops on how to search and apply for scholarships.  The office staff also assists students by writing recommendation letters.  On occasion, when the US Department of Education offers the program additional funding, we are able to provide Grant Aid scholarships for qualifying students.

Can I belong to other programs on campus as well as be a TRIO student?

  • Yes!  We encourage students to take advantage of as many resources on campus as possible.

Does TRIO offer childcare or bus passes?

  • Unfortunately, we do not and are not able to provide these services due to our limited funding.

Why can’t I be a TRIO student if I’m not a US citizen?

  • TRIO, SSS is a federal program funded by the United States Department of Education.  Because funding is provided by the Federal Government, students are required to be a US Citizen, or a legal resident.


Tony Hall
  • S2064
  • S2064
  • 6triofocus@dcccd.edu
  • 214-860-8883
  • Monday & Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm