Eligibility

A student is eligible to participate in an SSS program if the student meets all of the following requirements:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or meet residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance
  • Is enrolled at teh institution or accepted fo renrollment in the next academic term
  • Has a need for academic support
  • If a student is low-income, first generation college student or an individual with disabilities. 

Federal TRIO Programs
Current-Year Low-Income Levels

(Effective January 25 2016Until Further Notice)

Size of Family Unit

48 Contiguous States,
D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions

Alaska

Hawaii

1

$17,820

$22,260

$20,505

2

$24,030

$30,030

$27,645

3

$30,240

$37,800

$34,785

4

$36,450

$45,570

$41,925

5

$42,660

$53,340

$49,065

6

$48,870

$61,110

$56,205

7

$55,095

$68,880

$63,345

8

$61,335

$76,680

$70,515

For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,240 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions; $7,800 for Alaska; and $7,170 for Hawaii.


The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

Trio-SSS

This page was last updated on: September 12, 2016