TRIO Student Support Services

Amie Jatta, Director 
Ronald Williams Library, LIB-412
(773) 442-4981
TRIO Student Support Services Programs


Three TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) Programs help undergraduates at NEIU navigate college successfully by providing a wide range of support that improves academic performance and increases graduation rates.

TRIO SSS Programs advisors help students develop Student Success Plans and identify valuable resources that enable them to reach their goal of graduation. This model makes it possible for TRIO SSS Programs staff to create customized success plans for each individual student.

Three TRIO Student Support Services Programs

TRIO SSS Programs at NEIU include three federally funded grants designed to serve income-eligible, first-generation, and students with disabilities. These programs help students overcome academic, social, and cultural barriers, enabling them to participate fully in university life and ultimately to obtain a college degree:

  • SSS Achieve program serves first-generation or income-eligible undergraduate students from all majors. 
  • SSS Teacher Preparation program serves undergraduate students majoring in education, supporting them on their path toward university graduation and teacher certification through services such as test preparation, and personal, academic, and professional development workshops. 
  • SSS Access program serves undergraduate students experiencing challenges with educational access or performance due to a documented disability, including learning and cognitive disabilities, psychiatric and neurological symptoms, physical and sensory impairment, and chronic health conditions.

TRIO SSS Programs members have access to:

  • One-to-one advising that supports academic, social, and personal development
  • 24/7 online tutoring in 300 subjects
  • Advocacy for financial assistance, housing, and proper nutrition
  • Student Success Plan preparation
  • Content Exam support for Teacher Preparation students
  • Participation, engagement, and study abroad scholarships
  • Tutoring, peer mentoring, and peer coaching
  • Priority registration and help with course selection

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Any student enrolled or accepted for enrollment at NEIU who is a citizen or legal resident of the U.S. or meets residency requirements for federal student financial aid AND meets at least ONE of the following requirements:

  • Income-eligible: a student whose family meets federal income eligibility requirements
  • First-generation: a student whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate degree
  • Documented disability: as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act and verified by NEIU

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