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TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO students have access to advisors who assist with academic planning, career development, and financial aid. TRiO SSS staff provides tutoring and supplemental instruction to strengthen academic performance and facilitates mentorship connections between students and alumni to develop and refine future education and career plans.

We support our students in a variety of ways:

Students build and expand skills necessary for a successful education at DePaul and beyond. Services include:

  • Tutoring (math, science, writing, paper editing, etc.)
  • Study groups
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • D2L online resources
  • Research project advising
  • Growth Mindset series

Students learn how to plan and make decisions about all aspects of the DePaul experience and beyond through peer mentoring, cultural events, personal counseling, and advising. Services address the following topics:

  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • Graduate school planning
  • Personal counseling
  • Career options

Students create connections inside and outside the DePaul community to enrich the college experience and prepare for career success. Services include:

  • Graduate school and company field trips
  • Networking events
  • Professional mentoring sessions
  • Study abroad advising and planning

How To Apply

The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program is available to any undergraduate DePaul student who meets the following criteria:

  • Is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
  • Is an admitted DePaul undergraduate student
  • Can demonstrate academic need

In addition, SSS participants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Have a low income as defined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Be from a family from which neither parent has a bachelor's degree
  • Be registered with DePaul's Center for Students with Disabilities

SSS has limited space and therefore may not be able to accept all qualified applicants into the program. Applicants will be selected if they meet the above criteria and demonstrate a commitment to active participation.