University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bio: Student Support Services is a Federal TRiO program. TRiO Programs are outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs, including Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search. Individuals who have qualified for TRiO programs in the past will likely qualify for participation in Student Support Services. In order to be eligible for this program students must be: considered first generation (neither parent/guardian has a bachelor's degree); low income students according to federal criteria; or have a documented learning or physical disability. Additionally, a student must demonstrate academic need, be a US citizen or Permanent Resident AND enrolled in a four-year degree program for six credits or more each semester.