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 160 students a year.
LEARN MORE & APPLY
- Career, personality and learning styles assessments
- Individual assessment and monitoring
- Academic, career, financial and personal counseling
- Assistance with improving academic, research and computer literacy skills
- Professional tutoring for English, writing and math
- Service learning activities
- Peer mentoring
- Cultural enrichment activities and programs related to sustainability
- Assistance with transfer advising
- Financial literacy, money management and scholarship assistance
- Individual support for study abroad
- Admission assistance to graduate and professional programs
- Leadership opportunities
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 – SSS must complete and submit the following:
- A TRiO – SSS Application. Apply online or download PDF
- A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
If a disability exists, the student must provide documentation which meets Paul Smith’s College guidelines for documenting a disability.