Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

TRIO Student Support Services - Disabilities


TRIO Student Support Services - Disabilities (SSS-D) at Fresno State is a college retention and undergraduate program that helps students with disabilities develop academic, professional, and personal skills necessary to successfully pursue and complete a college degree.

Our program is federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education that services undergraduate college students who demonstrate academic need and either have a documented disability, are low-income, and/or are first-generation students.

Step 1: Make sure you meet all eligibility criteria by visiting the Eligibility page.

Step 2: Obtain a TRIO SSS-D application by contacting us, visiting our office at Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) located in the University Library, Room 1202, or by clicking here.

Step 3: Submit your completed application with supporting documentation in-person.

  • On page 5 of the application, please submit:
    • Your Unofficial Fresno State transcript.
    • A one-page personal statement stating why you are applying for TRIO SSS-D. Please make sure to comment on your expectations, the benefits you hope to receive, and what commitment(s) you are willing to make.
    • Proof of income. Please refer to page 3 of the application to see what you will need to submit.

Step 4: Successful applicants will be notified via email for an intake interview.

Our program is funded to work with 110 students each year. Priority will be given to students who:

  • Have a disability, require educational accommodations, and are MOTIVATED to make full use of TRIO SSS-D services to become a successful Fresno State graduate.
  • Identify as both low-income and first-generation college students.
  • Identify as either low income-eligible or first-generation college students.
  • Are alumni of other TRIO programs (Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational Opportunity Center, and Student Support Services).

Follow TRIO SSS-D by clicking on the links below: