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TRiO Student Support Services Office
Bldg B, Room B155, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7253
Fax: 847-214-7481

Hours: M-Th: 8 a.m. -5 p.m.;
F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.

TRIO Student Support

This federally funded program encourages and assists traditionally underrepresented students to succeed in college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Education.

Services for TRIO Students

  • Academic and personal support services. More»
  • Career and academic planning. More»
  • Mentoring
  • Tutorial support. More»
  • Cultural and social enrichment opportunities
  • Financial aid application process and scholarship searches. More»
  • Disability accommodations. More»
  • Leadership development. More»
  • Workshops that address various aspects of college life.
  • College support services, government agencies, and community organizations
  • School, internship, or employment interviews
  • Assistance with extracurricular activities
  • Assistance with transfer and college application processes. More»
  • Computer lab access at Building K
  • Referral for GED and ESL programs. More»


  1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Registered ECC student or registered student in participating high school.
  3. Meet one or more of the following requirements:
    • First generation college student (your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) did not graduate from a four-year college or university)
    • Financial need. Check low income requirements
    • Documented disability(ies).

Upward Bound (UB)

Please Note

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Counselors and teachers are encouraged to recommend students.
Office: Bldg K, Room K102 
Phone:  847-214-6959
Hours: M-Th 10 a.m. -7:30 p.m.
F: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This college prep program is for potential first-generation college students who want to enhance their options for success by concentrating on their academic and personal development. It is for students in grades 9 - 12 who attend Elgin High School, Larkin High School in Elgin, Bartlett High School, Streamwood High School or Dundee-Crown High School.

Participants meet weekly after high school for advising, tutoring and special activity sessions with ECC students and advisors. Sessions may include group communication skills and development exercises, individual educational counseling and advising, tutoring, and career and college workshops. In addition, there are Saturday sessions/campus visits during the school year for all Upward Bound students and a summer non-residential component.

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