TRiO/Student Support Services (SSS)

With one of the highest graduation and transfer rates, TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) has a long and successful history of accelerating students’ graduation and/or transfer by providing comprehensive academic support service. TRiO is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to empower students whose goal is to earn a certificate and/or graduate with an associate degree, and transfer to a four-year college or university. TRiO services include:

  • Providing students with their own dedicated counselor
  • Day 2-priority registration
  • TRiO Leadership and Legacy scholarships in the fall and spring semesters
  • TRIO National Honor Society
  • Individual and small group tutoring
  • Academic planning
  • Financial literacy
  • Assistance in completing financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Transfer planning
  • Visits to four-year colleges and universities
  • and more

TRiO also sponsors a Professional Development and Leadership Program to enhance students’ skills, provide opportunities for students to assist other TRiO students and the program, apply the knowledge they learn, and build their resumes. Students are also active in the TRiO Student Club and the TRiO Honor Society, building their leadership skills and planning programs of their personal and professional interests.

To qualify for TRiO, students must meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria; be first generation, low-income, and/or have a documented learning difference/disability or physical disability.

To apply, complete an application on our website or in person at the TRiO office located in Building 5 (inside the Learning Center). For general information about TRiO, call (650) 738-7924, email Michael Stokes at, Jacquie Espino at or visit our website