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Eligibility Requirements

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is available to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Low-income student: Family's taxable income for the last calendar year was less than 150% of the poverty level. Your family's federal tax information will be used to determine low-income status. Dependent students should use information from their parent's/s' previous years’ tax return; independent students should use information from their own. Determine whether you are considered a dependent or an independent student according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • First generation college student: Neither parent has a bachelor's degree.
  • Student with a disability: Student has a documented disability that substantially limits the individual's participation in educational experiences and opportunities offered by the University, as determined by the University Center for Disability Services.

In addition a student must:

  • Be admitted and enrolled at the University of Utah as an udergraduate student seeking 1st bachelor's degree.
  • Have an academic need for the program.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident from the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.

For more information please call TRIO office at (801) 581-7188

Last Updated: 11/6/17