Trio Student Support Services
The Trio Student Support Services Office’s goals include, but are not limited to, facilitating and increasing the retention, graduation and professional and graduate school enrollment rates for qualified IU Northwest students. Qualified students include students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at IU Northwest that are income-eligible, first-generation, and ADA-eligible (Americans with Disabilities Act). Trio Student Support Services is funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965.
Academic support services designed to increase student participant retention and graduation include: 1) Academic advising; 2) Tutoring and supplemental classroom instruction; 3) Academic skill building workshops; 4) Financial literacy education, and assistance with financial aid and scholarship applications; and 5) Scholarship and grant aid awards for qualified student participants. In addition, the Student Support Services Office also provides services for program participants who are ADA eligible. These services include: Reader and note-taker services, test proctoring, campus orientation, and resource information and referral services.