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  • US Citizens or Permanent Residents who meet residency requirements for federal student financial aid.

  • First Generation College Students

    You are considered a first generation college student if neither of your parents has a bachelor's (4 year) degree or higher. It does not matter if anyone else in your family, like a sibling, has earned their bachelor's.

  • Low Income

    Income guidelines are set by the Federal Government. If you qualify to receive federal financial aid, the chances are good that you meet the necessary federal income guidelines.

  • Graduating from SLCC and Transferring to a Four-Year School

    You need to be an admitted, degree-seeking student who will graduate from SLCC and transfer to a 4-year institution to be eligible.

  • Program requirements:
    • TRIO STEM: You must declare an eligible STEM major/transferable degree within one semester of being accepted into the program. Please see a TRIO advisor for a complete list of eligible majors.
    • TRIO Student Support Services (SSS): Student Support Services does not require specific programs of study, however you must be seeking a degree (AS, AA, or AAS).

Disclaimer: Not all TRIO applicants will be eligible for the TRIO scholarship/tuition waiver. Acceptance into the TRIO program does not guarantee scholarship awards or tuition waivers.

Note: Students who meet the first generation college or the federal income guidelines and all of the other criteria may qualify.