TRiO – Student Support Services is a federally funded program created in 1968 to help students stay in college and graduate. Students can turn to TRiO-SSS for services including tutoring, counseling and peer mentoring as they reach their educational and career goals.
Since its inception at Paul Smith’s, TRiO – Student Support Services has contributed to a significant increase in student persistence and graduation rates at the college.
The TRiO-SSS at Paul Smith’s College is completely funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Our most recent five-year grant, for $1.2 million, serves 165 students a year.
LEARN MORE & APPLY
- Academic, financial, personal, and career counseling
- Financial Literacy, money management, scholarships, and student loan repayment assistance
- Individualized Educational Success Plan and monitoring of academic progress
- Study skills, time management, computer literacy, and other strategies for academic success
- Personality and character strengths assessments
- Professional assistance with writing, research, and math
- Peer mentoring program
- Cultural enrichment activities and programs
- Leadership and service learning opportunities
- Transfer advising, including graduate school preparation
- Study abroad opportunities, information, support, and scholarships
All TRiO services are provided at no cost to participants.
Application & Eligibility
Who is eligible?
A student who meets all of the following criteria:
- Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
- Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Paul Smith’s College
- Is a first-generation college student, or an individual with a disability, or qualifies for financial reasons
How do I apply?
In addition to the admission requirements for Paul Smith’s College, applicants for TRiO – Student Support Services must complete and submit the following to: Paul Smith’s College, TRiO-SSS, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970
If a disability exists, the student must provide documentation which meets Paul Smith’s College guidelines for documenting a disability.