Participant Eligibility for Program Services
The Rio Hondo College TRIO – Student Support Services (SSS) Program is a federal program administered by the Department of Education. To receive assistance, students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program of postsecondary education at a grantee institution. Low-income students who are first-generation college students and students with disabilities evidencing academic need are eligible to participate in SSS projects. Two-thirds of the participants in any SSS project must be either disabled or potential first-generation college students from low-income families. One-third of the disabled participants must also be low-income students.
Please see below for eligibility requirements. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions.
- First generation and/or low income and/or disabled
- Enrolled in a minimum of 12 units
(unless otherwise specified by a different department; requires TRIO Director Approval)
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
- Demonstrates need of additional academic support (must meet SSS program minimum requirements)
- GPA of 2.0 or higher (unless otherwise specified by TRIO Director)
*Please note that Rio Hondo College also has a TRIO SSS Program for STEM students. If you wish to get more information about that program, please visit the website at: http://www.riohondo.edu/mesa/contact-us/
In order to be admitted to the TRIO SSS Program, students must do the following:
- Fill out an Electronic Interest Card.
- Sign up for a TRIO SSS Program Orientation by contacting the TRIO SSS Program.
- Schedule an Interview with the TRIO SSS Program Director.
- Sign a TRIO SSS Program Contract.
Please see below for Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 28, 2015 until further notice)
Federal TRIO Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
|Size of Family Unit||48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions
For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,270 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia, and outlying jurisdictions; $7,845 for Alaska; and $7,215 for Hawaii.
The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.
The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register on January 31, 2017.