TRiO/Student Support Services


Complete an application online and TRiO staff will contact you to discuss next steps. Even for students taking all online or hybrid classes, TRiO supports our participants in many ways, including:

  • Online or in-person advising for classes, financial concerns, career and transfer planning
  • TRiO tutoring during the week
  • 24/7 online tutoring from ThinkingStorm
  • Free printing for course-related materials
  • One-on-one skill-building workshops for time management, stress mitigation, and more
  • Online resources and support through our Cobra page

About TRiO

TRiO/Student Support Services is a grant-funded academic support program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Parkland TRiO is funded to support 180 students each school year, and has served well over 3,000 students since its inception in 1997. TRiO students are more likely to stay enrolled and graduate than their peers, and many cite their TRiO participation as a primary factor in their success in four-year schools and the workplace.

TRiO Student Support Services at Parkland College promotes equal opportunity to succeed by providing high quality and responsive support services for first-generation college students, low-income students, and students with disabilities. We promote long-term goal-setting and career planning through the development of skills which enable students to persist, excel, graduate, and transfer. By building relationships and fostering connection, we empower our students to affect change in themselves and the community. Learn more about our services.

TRiO services are available to qualified students who meet income guidelines, whose parents do not have a bachelor’s degree, and/or are registered with Parkland’s Accessibility Services office. To become a TRiO participant, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. You must also submit an application.

Questions? Check out our frequently asked questions, or contact us.

Income Verification form