TRIO Student Support Services

Application Process

Apply Online Submit Income Statement Schedule Appointment


  • U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident
  • Full-time undergraduate student seeking initial bachelor's degree

And any of the following:

  • Low-income family (TRIO income levels)
  • First generation college student
  • Office of Accessibility and Disability Resources registered
  • Foster care or unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Veteran student

Review the criteria definitions in the Higher Education Act at this link.


We are excited that you would like to join the TRIO. The application process is on-going beginning Aug. 1 annually.

Applications are currently only available online. Apply today by submitting the application form and your income statement. After we confirm your application is complete, we will schedule an Intake Interview.

If you need assistance with the application, email


  • Review your resources and skills for the academic year
  • Complete the Intake Survey
  • Review services and/or seminars
  • Explore your knowledge of financial aid and money matters
  • Identify your academic strengths
  • Discuss your college goals and career plans
  • Provide key information about your unique needs and challenges

Applicants are notified after all assessments and documents are reviewed of their acceptance or other status.

Why does TRIO Student Support Services ask for personal information?

TRIO respects your privacy. The project only collects, stores and uses your personal information for defined purposes set by the Department of Education. The information is used to support and enhance your individual services, to provide services and support, and share UToledo resources and announcements with you.

The information required for the TRIO Annual Report includes personally identifiable information such as gender, legal name, date of birth, as well as information on your eligibility for services and the academic progress.

TRIO only uses your personal information for purposes related to federal regulations and University of Toledo policies.

Last Updated: 1/30/24