TRIO Student Support Services

Vol State TRIO logoThe TRIO Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Volunteer State Community College is a federally funded program through the U.S. Department of Education. The main objective of this program is to provide eligible Vol State students increased educational opportunities in order to promote academic success. The overall goal is to support students through educational support and retention strategies that lead to graduation and/or transfer to a four-year institution.

In order to participate, students must meet at least one of the following U.S. Department of Education requirements:

  • Low-Income: Family income must meet federal guidelines
  • First Generation: Neither parent has a four-year college degree
  • Disability: Registered with the Office of Access Center


The TRIO Student Support Services staff is available to serve participants in order to ensure that academic and cultural needs are being met. We are committed to making the educational experience possible in order to promote academic success and a love of learning. Services provided by TRIO SSS include:

  • Start-to-Finish College Seminar
  • Academic Advising
  • Graduation Planning
  • Career Guidance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Individual Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Goal Setting
  • Technology Access (Laptop Computer, Digital Recorder and/or Calculator Checkout)
  • Priority Registration
  • Cultural Enrichment
  • Four-Year College Transfer Assistance

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