TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) & TRiO Student Support Services/English as a Second Language (SSS/ESL)

TRiO Student Support Services students walking up to Building K

About TRiO

The mission of the TRiO Student Support Services and TRiO Support Services/ESL programs is to encourage and assist traditionally underrepresented students in preparation for the completion of a college education. SSS/ESL also supports eligible students whose second language is English and who are enrolled in mainstream college classes. These programs support current ECC students.

Services

  • Career exploration and assessment.
  • Tutorial support and services.
  • Financial and economic literacy.
  • Assistance with college applications and transfer.
  • Visits to four-year institutions.
  • Various workshops.
  • Leadership development activities.
  • Cultural and social events.
  • Referral to college and community support services.
  • Computer and study lounge access at TRiO offices.

Program Eligibility

TRiO services are available to individuals who:

  1. Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Are a registered ECC student.
  3. Meet one or more of the following requirements:
    • First-generation college student (neither parent(s)/legal guardian(s) graduated from a four-year college or university in the U.S.).
    • Demonstrated financial need.
    • Documented learning or physical disability(ies).
    • English as a Second Language.

To apply for the program, complete the following application and supporting documents and return completed documents by email to trio@elgin.edu: