The program serves Joliet Junior College and Joliet Central High School/Joliet Community with services that increase the retention and graduation rates for students that are from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in relation to First-generation, low-income, and/or documented disabilities.
Are You Eligible?
According to U.S. Department of Education guidelines, you are eligible to participate in the TRIO/ programs if you are a U.S. citizen or meet the residency requirements for federal assistance, along with one or more of the following:
- First-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a four-year institution
- Low-income (an individual whose family’s taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount, per the Federal TRIO Programs Low-Income Levels).
- Documented Disability (physical or learning)
TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS)
The academic student support services program is designed to identify and select qualified undergraduate students who, with support, will complete a baccalaureate program. Awarded to serve 200 eligible JJC students with Academic and personal advising, academic and non-academic workshops, financial and economic literacy, tutoring in math, English, science, and computer science, transfer support, mentoring, four year college and university visits, multicultural events, financial aid and scholarships.
TRIO/Educational Talent Search (ETS)
Academic outreach program designed to identify and select qualified youth who, with support, will complete middle school, high school, enroll in a post-secondary institution, and select careers. Awarded to serve 500 eligible Joliet Central/Joliet Township community students with Academic and personal advising, mentoring, academic and non-academic workshops, financial and economic literacy tutoring service, financial aid, scholarships and exposure to higher education institutions.