TRiO-Student Support Services

Centennial • A-121 • 502-3222

Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal program that helps low income, first generation and disabled students achieve college goals.


To be eligible to participate in the TRiO-Student Support Services Program, individuals must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an Associate’s Degree program at PPCC (full time students have priority).
  • Have a need for academic support to successfully complete a PPCC degree or transfer to a four-year college.
  • Be a low income individual, first generation, or a student with a documented disability.
  • Be motivated

Available Services for Students

TRiO-Student Support Services offers the following to program participants:

  • Individual and small group tutoring
  • Academic and career planning
  • Four-year college/university campus tours
  • Peer academic mentoring
  • Scholarship and financial aid searches
  • Pre-semester conferences and workshops
  • Learning and study strategies inventories
  • Help with transfer decisions

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education has awarded Pikes Peak Community College a $1,192,480 TRiO Student Support Services grant to provide individualized academic and personal support services to eligible students. The grant provides 57% of the funds needed for the program. Pikes Peak Community College will provide at least 43%, or $176,305 in additional resources.