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
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.
additional information on the SC4 TRIO SSS Program, contact the TRIO office at
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.
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
about the Warner family, succeeding at SC4 with the help of TRIO:
Read their story
what TRIO can do for you:
College CenterSt. Clair County Community College323 Erie St.PO Box 5015Port Huron, MI 48061-5015
Director of TRIO-Student Support
Students can apply for TRIO once they are enrolled at SC4.