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The Dallas County Community College District has TRIO Programs on the Eastfield, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland College campuses. These programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
TRIO is a group of federal outreach and student services programs that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach and succeed in college.
TRIO programs target low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and people with disabilities. Services such as tutoring, scholarships, mentoring, academic advising, career counseling, and assessment test prep guide students through the academic pipeline from middle school to college and beyond.
DCCCD offers the following TRIO programs:
Services and eligibility vary by program. See which one might be right for you.
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.
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.
TRIO- Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of eight 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 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).
We no longer lend books to students.
Students accepted into the program may complete a Tutor Request Form in the TRIO office.
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.
Yes! We encourage students to take advantage of as many resources on campus as possible.
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.