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TRiO Student Support Services Program

Eligibility

To QUALIFY for the TRIO Student Support Services Program:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen (or in the process of becoming) or a legal resident  
  • One or more of the following must apply to you:                                                            
  1. You are from a low-income family (See guidelines below) or               
  2. You are first-generation (your parents did not graduate from a four-year college) or
  3. You have a documented disability

There is no application fee. For any questions please call (559) 278-5725.

 


Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Level Guidelines
(Effective January 12, 2022, Until Further Notice)

TRIO Eligibility
Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $20,385 $25,485 $23,445
2 $27,465 $34,335 $31,590
3 $34,545 $43,185 $39,735
4 $41,625 $52,035 $47,880
5 $48,705 $60,885 $56,025
6 $55,785  $69,735 $64,170
7 $62,865 $78,585 $72,315
8 $69,945 $87,435 $80,460

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $7,080 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $8,850 for Alaska; and $8,145 for Hawaii.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 21, 2022 and are effective as of January 12, 2022.