TRiO Student Support Services

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Referred to as the TRIO program or the SSS program, TRIO Student Support Services is one of UT's oldest student retention programs. Since October of 2001, our selective program has supported more than 280 students toward a baccalaureate degree. One third of those graduates have begun graduate programs across the region.

If you want to develop a strong foundation for college success, make SSS an integral part of your lifelong success. We seek students who are motivated to succeed, complete their college degrees and assume leadership roles in their communities.

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Join TRIO because it Works!

✓ We value your time

✓ We know your story

✓ We make being a UT Rocket easy and fun

✓ We find useful information to help you stay on track

✓ We find answers to all your questions

✓ We are friendly and always available

✓ We have late office hours and convenient location

✓ No one will hustle you out the door 

✓ The TRIO Student Support Services program at UT wants you to successfully complete college.

✓ We make college affordable

✓ We give you skills you can use after graduation


Two out of every three UT students qualify for the program. three students

In order to qualify, students must be meet one of the following eligibility requirements: their family has limited financial means; and/or they are the first in their family to seek; 4-year degree; and/or foster care youth, homeless youth, veterans, students with disabilities.

While financial aid helps students overcome financial barriers to higher education, SSS programs across the country help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

We foster independence and provide opportunities to develop leadership skills.  TRIO SSS is a way to get involved on campus and be your own person.

Services provided by SSS include multicultural social events, individual academic advising, tutoring, and career and social adjustment counseling, as well as being your resource for answers about university services and completing financial aid forms.

TRIO projects are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are the TRIO Programs because there were initially three (TRIO Educational Talent Search, TRIO Upward Bound, and TRIO Student Support Services).

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 To keep up to date with TRIO SSS activities,

 follow our Facebook page. Scroll to see our current and past events. 


The following are a few facts about your fellow classmates who participated in TRIO SSS in 2013:

  • 1/5 of SSS students at UT have families.
  • More than 15% of our students are non-traditional ranging from 24 to 55 years of age.
  • 80% of our students are in Good Standing.
  • 33% are transfer students.
  • 62% have a 2.5 or greater GPA.
  • 75% are enrolled full-time.
  • 33% have used our private tutorial services.  
  • 60% have accessed on-campus tutorial services (LEC, College or Department).

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Last Updated: 3/25/15