TRiO Student Support Services

TRIO Mission:

TRIO empowers first-generation, low-income students, and students with disabilities to navigate opportunities and barriers in order to author their authentic dreams.  We cultivate personal growth, academic progress, and community development through a social justice lens.

What is TRiO?

TRiO Student Support Services at Everett Community College is a federally funded program that provides academic support services to eligible participants.  Eligible TRiO participants are intent on obtaining an Associate's Degree and/or transferring to a 4-year college.  

TRiO offers the following free services to participants:

  • Personalized one-on-one academic planning and goal setting
  • Transfer advising
  • Major choice and career advising
  • Tutoring for specified courses
  • Visits to local 4-year colleges and universities
  • Scholarship and financial aid resources
  • Cultural and Educational Events

You may be eligible for TRiO at Everett Community College if you are:

  • U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • Pursuing an Associate's degree and plan to transfer to a 4-year school
  • Need academic support


You must also meet at least ONE of the criteria for eligibility:

  •  Are a first-generation college student (neither parent has graduated with a 4-year bachelor's degree)
  • Low-income (as determined by federal guidelines, verification required)
  • Have a documented disability and registered with Center for Disability Services
    Note: Students who have already completed a college degree and students who have not completed high school or equivalency are not eligible. This includes Running Start students.

How do I sign up?

  1. Fill out a program application.
  2. Fill out the supplemental questionnaire 
  3. Once your application is reviewed, you will be contacted to schedule an intake appointment to assess your eligibility and needs.