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TRiO Student Support Services


The TRiO SSS program is federally funded to serve 165 students annually.​ The program is available to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at CU Denver as an undergraduate student
  • Students who are First-generation college students (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)
  • Students who are low-income college students as outlined by the Department of Education criteria
  • Students with a documented disability
  • Students who have a need for academic support
  • Citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Expectations of Participants​

Once a student is accepted to participate in the TRIO SSS program, the participant is expected to attend a program orientation and fulfill the following participation requirements each semester:​

  • Meet with a peer mentor at least 3 times during the fall and spring semester.
  • Meet with Professional staff at least 2 times per semester.
  • Attend at least 2 skill building workshops during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Attend one financial literacy session per semester.

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