Eligibility for Student Support Services

The TRiO Student Support Services grant requires that applicants must meet specific criteria set by the United States Department of Education to be considered eligible for TRiO Student Support Services. 

In order to qualify for TRiO Student Support Services the student must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at Snead State Community College. Students must also be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Students must also meet one or more of the following criteria: 

1. First Generation Status: A student, neither of whose parents have completed a four-year college degree (baccalaureate degree). 
2. Income: A student who meets current TAXABLE income guidelines as defined by the United States Department of Education. Please contact an SSS staff member concerning income guidelines for eligibility.
3. Documented Disability: A student with a documented disability that limits her/his ability to participate in college.

“Students in the TRIO Student Support Services program are more than twice as likely to remain in college as those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the program.” - Council for Opportunity in Education