TRiO History

What are TRIO Programs

Federally funded programs established under the Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, referred to as the TRiO Programs (initially just three programs).

Established by the United States Congress to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate, and go on to contribute to American societal and economic life.

The original trio of programs were Student Support Services, Upward Bound and Talent Search.

In addition to the original three programs, TRIO programs also include: Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans' Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program.

The Purpose of TRIO programs

To help students overcome class, social, and cultural barriers to higher education.

To provide educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

To provide outreach, support and assistance to low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities

To help students progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

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