SC4's TRIO - Student Support Services gives personalized support to help students succeed in college. The goal of TRIO is to help students graduate with either an associate degree or certificate and then transfer to a four-year college or university.
Students who qualify for TRIO are first-generation college students (neither of your parents graduated from a four-year college) or eligible for federal funding such as a Pell Grant or have a documented disability.
TRIO is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. SC4 was awarded this highly competitive grant for the first time in 2010 and received a second grant in July 2015. Click here to read more.
A student must be a U.S. citizen, a
national, or otherwise a legal recipient of federal financial aid and
be.admitted and/or enrolled as a student at SC4. In addition, applicants
must be first-generation college students, and/or low-income, and/or
have a documented disability.
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.The term “low-income individual” means an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the poverty level amount.The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150% of the family income levels established by the U.S. 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 22, 2015.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Education
There is no cost to students who qualify. Our TRIO program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education and by SC4.
TRIO Student Support Services is funded to serve 140 students. Eligible students may apply online via the SC4 Portal once they are accepted as SC4 students.
Students may also visit Room C101, College Center. Upon completion and submission of the TRIO application, TRIO staff will review the application and schedule an interview. Each student selected for participation must attend the TRIO Orientation (designed for new TRIO participants).
Note: The SC4 TRIO Program will ensure equitable access and participation to students regardless of gender, race, national origin, color, disability, age, and/or sexual orientation.
For additional information on the SC4 TRIO SSS Program, contact the TRIO office at (810) 989-5801.
The central mission of the TRIO-Student Support Services program at St. Clair County Community College is to provide enhanced academic and other support services to students who are low-income, first-generation and/or students with disabilities. Our goal is to increase retention and graduation rates among its participants, positioning them to graduate in a timely manner and exit the college well-prepared for continued success in their academic and/or career pursuits.
TRIO-Student Support Services at St. Clair County Community College will be an exemplary program providing a transformative undergraduate experience to a diverse student population who may come from disadvantaged circumstances. Our approach is strengths-based, informed by best practices, and focused on exceptional service to students and the success of students which is best measured by graduation.
Read about the Warner family, succeeding at SC4 with the help of TRIO:
Read their story
Watch what TRIO can do for you:
Room C101, College CenterSt. Clair County Community College323 Erie St.PO Box 5015Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Phone: (810) firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of TRIO-Student Support Services
TRIO Academic Advisor/Retention Specialist
(810) 989-5803 email@example.com
TRIO Program Coordinator
Students can apply for TRIO once they are enrolled at SC4.