TRIO Student Support Services
What is TRIO SSS?
Since 2015 TRIO Student Support Services at Wenatchee Valley College has provided academic and other support services to over 400 students. We helps students persist, graduate, and transfer to a four-year institution. WVC's TRIO SSS team provides individualized support to 140 participants every academic year. We cover topics such as: financial literacy, tutoring, academic advising, transfer assistance, career planning, and more. Our participants are first-generation (parents do not have a bachelor's degree), meet federal income requirements, and/OR have a documented disability. Nearly half of WVC students are eligible to participate in TRIO SSS. All students who are interested in a bachelor's degree are encouraged to apply or complete our eligibility quiz below. Our staff make efforts to help students identify other resources if they are not eligible for TRIO SSS.
Interested in learning more about TRIO SSS?
What Does Participation in TRIO SSS Look Like?
As you can see on our services page, we offer a lot of services to help our students succeed. We deliver these services in a number of ways and expect our students to actively participate in order to stay in our program. Learn more about our expectations by viewing our participant agreement here.
- TRIO SSS Scholars are expected to meet with our Retention Specialist two (2) or more times per quarter for 1:1 appointments. In these appointments, students work to make plans for their time at WVC and beyond.
- We also offer a large number of workshops each quarter specifically for TRIO SSS participants. Students in our program are expected to attend at least two (2) TRIO SSS workshops/events/meetings each quarter. Our workshops, meetings, and events focus on topics such as: financial aid assistance, academic planning, transfer preparedness, career skills, study skills, and fun activities.
- All TRIO SSS students are invited to participate in our annual Summer Bridge Events. New students, who join after Summer Bridge, are expected to participate the following summer.
- We also provide a number of other free (optional) services to our students such as individualized weekly tutoring, a student lounge space, and office activities.
How can we help you today?
For more information about TRIO SSS at WVC contact:
Mish ee twie (MET) 1221
Or you can download a PDF of our application
Student Support Services, a TRIO program, is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education. https://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/index.html.