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What is TRIO?

TRIO is a federally funded Student Support Services Program designed to assist 160 first-generation, low-income, and disabled Hartnell College students as they prepare to obtain a two-year degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.

The services provided by Hartnell College TRiO/Student Support Services are:
Primary Services Include:
Academic Counseling & Guidance Peer Advising Mentoring Tutoring Summer Bridge Program (2007) Personal Support
Secondary Services Include:
Technology Access Graphing Calculators Lending Library Visits to 4-Year Universities Informational Workshops Cultural & Campus Activities Scholarship Aid
To qualify for SSS/TRIO, a student must:
  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Be at least a half-time student, working toward a degree at Hartnell College and/or planning to transfer to a 4-year institution.
Have an academic need and be either:
  1. Financially limited, according to Federal financial aid criteria and/or
  2. First generation college student (meaning neither parent has earned a baccalaureate degree) and/or
  3. A student with a verified disability
How do I apply?
  • Spring Admission: Students must attend a new student application workshop during the month of August, prior to the Spring Semester.
  • Fall Admission: Students must attend a new student application workshop during the month of January, prior to the Fall Semester.
  • For more information & for workshop dates please contact us by phone (831) 759-6013