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Student Support Services - Program Application

Student Support Services (SSS) is a program for incoming and current university students who need and desire academic assistance and other services to be successful at the University. In addition, to be eligible, students must be first generation college students and/or low income and/or have a disability who is currently registered with CDS on campus.

Instructions for completing the application process

  1. Complete the SSS Application below.
    If you cannot complete the online form, please call our office at 801-581-7188 to request a paper copy.
    1. If you are under 24 and answered, "No" to all questions in section 5, you will need to supply information from your parents income tax returns for current tax year on the signature page form. Please do not use personal email to send tax information.
    2. If you are under 24 and answered, "Yes" to one of the questions in section 5, or you are over the age of 24, you will need to supply information from your own personal income tax returns for the current tax year on the signature page form
      Please do not use personal email to send tax information.
    3. Please return completed paper applications to:
      University of Utah TRIO Programs
      A. Ray Olpin Student Union
      200 S. Central Campus Drive, Room 60
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
      (FAX 801-581-4325)
    4. Once application is submitted you should receive communication within 72 hours of submission.


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 undergraduate 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.


If you have additional questions or would like more information please call TRIO office at (801) 581-7188.

Section 1 - Contact Information
Indicates a required field.
  1. Do you authorize TRIO to send text messages to your cell phone?
  2. Are you applying for the summer JumpStart program?
Section 2 - Demographic & Academic Information
  1. Gender
High School Information
  1. Are you Hispanic or Latino/a
    NOTE: Hispanic/Latino refers to a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. As such, every Hispanic/Latino person has an associated race(s).
  2. Race
  1. Current University of Utah (U of U) Admissions Status
  2. Current College Grade Level
  3. Please indicate services you would like to receive from the U of U TRIO-SSS Program
    (Check all that apply.)
  4. Have your previously participated in a federal TRIO program?
  5. If yes, please select all that apply.
Section 3 - Citizenship
  1. Citizenship
Section 4 - Educational Attainment
  1. Has your mother received/earned a 4-year college degree?
  2. Has your father received/earned a 4-year college degree?
  3. Which parent did you regularly reside with and receive support from during your childhood (until you were 18 years old)?
Last Updated: 6/8/21