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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:

  • TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) offers a variety of academic services to help students who qualify for the program. Each student in the program is provided with an Individualized Prescription of Educational support services designed to meet their needs. Our goal is to provide students with the support services that will enable them to succeed in college and TRIO support services.
  • TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist students improve their academic skills, complete their high school education, enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions. The TRIO Upward Bound program develops the academic and motivational potential of students in the ninth through 12th grades to prepare them for college success.
  • TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Veterans Upward Bound reaches out to veterans interested in enrolling in college who are low-income, first-generation college students (neither parent completed a four-year college degree). The program recruits and serves veterans who do not have high school credentials or need additional assistance entering or re-entering a college program.
  • TRIO Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to, and complete, their postsecondary education. Services are available for students in sixth through 12th grades as well as adults ages 19-27.

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.  


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 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. 



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.

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.

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