The Student Support Services TRiO program (SSS) is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The program is funded to provide services to students who are first generation, low income, and disabled. Its purpose is to provide academic support services to assist undergraduate participants to remain in college and reach the goal of graduation.
The SSS program provides assistance to 200 eligible students each year. When the 200 student capacity has been met, a waiting list of eligible students will be established.
To participate in the TRIO Program at Wiley College, you must be first be admitted and/or enrolled at Wiley College. In addition, you must be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident with an academic need (determined by factors such as low high school or college GPA, placement in pre-college level courses among other requirements) and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- First-Generation Student (Neither of your parents/legal guardians have a bachelor’s degree).
- Low-income (as determined by the United States Department of Educations based upon taxable income).
- A Student with a disability (Must have documentation to prove your disability impedes your academic success).
Student Support Services has limited space and therefore may not accept all qualified applicants into the program. Applicants will be selected if they meet the above criteria and demonstrate a commitment to be an active participant. Accepted students will be invited to a Mandatory New TRIO Student Orientation scheduled once a semester.
If you meet the above mentioned criteria, you may be eligible for participation in the Student Support Services program. Please pick up an application from the SSS office in room 128 in the Wiley College Pemberton Complex or download, complete, and return an application by clicking the following link SSS Application. This information will assist us in determining your eligibility and how we may serve you best. All documents are confidential and will be protected as such. If you have questions, call us at 903-927-3230.
Bring the following documents for proof of eligibility:
A High School or College Transcript
Current Income Tax Return
Official SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER scores