A great education can help you achieve your dreams.
You can do it, and here's how
TRIO is Educational Opportunity for
Low-Income and Disabled Americans.
Our nation has asserted a commitment to providing educational opportunity
for all Americans regardless of race, ethnic background or economic
In support of this commitment, Congress established a series of programs
to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to
participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These
Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965
and are referred to as the TRIO Programs (initially just three programs).
While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial
barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome
class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
How it Works
Over 1,000 colleges, universities, community colleges, and agencies now
offer TRIO Programs in America. TRIO funds are distributed to institutions
through competitive grants.
Evidence of Achievement
Students in the Upward Bound program are four times more likely to earn
an undergraduate degree than those students from similar backgrounds
who did not participate in TRIO; students in the TRIO Student Support
Services program are more than twice as likely to remain in college than
those students from similar backgrounds who did not participate in the
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