TRiO - Student Support Services

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TRIO Student Support Services


The TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program at BMCC is a federally funded program that provides services to help students succeed in college. Research shows that students who are involved with a TRiO program have higher GPA’s, earn more credits, and are twice as likely to stay in college than students who do not receive that support.

Let us help you meet the challenges of college life. Find out if you qualify and apply right away!

How do I qualify?

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First, you must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident and enrolled in a degree-seeking program at Blue Mountain Community College.

In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Meet federal income guidelines, or
  • Be first generation (neither parent or guardian graduated with a Bachelor's degree), or
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability.

If you are interested in applying, send an email to and request an application.


Qualifying income is established by federal guidelines and is currently 1.5 times the national poverty level. The table below is based upon the family size you reported on your most recent federal tax return and the taxable income reported on page two of that return.

Family Size

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How do I apply?

Pick up an application in the TRiO Student Support Services office (Morrow Hall, Room 132), or fill out the TRiO Application here and deliver it to the staff in TRiO Student Support Services or email to along with any supporting documentation necessary. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 541-278-5855.

Check the TRiO Income Chart to determine if you meet the federal criteria.

NOTE: If you are under 25 years of age and considered a dependent for federal financial aid purposes, you must add your taxable income and your parents' together to determine eligibility. Please bring signed copies of your and your parents' federal tax returns. If federal financial aid considers you an independent student, as is possible under certain federal guidelines, you can qualify based on just your income.

For students meeting the disability criteria, you will need to self-identify with Disability Services at BMCC.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, we will need to make a copy of your permanent resident card.

Selection Process

Once your application is complete, you will be scheduled for an intake appointment with our director. Selection is based upon eligibility, slots available, and the applicant's degree intent. TRiO/SSS at Blue Mountain Community College is funded to serve 170 students per year.

What services are available?

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All program services are FREE to qualified and accepted students:

  • Academic advising
  • Professional math, sciences, and writing tutoring
  • Computer lab
  • Career development and testing
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring
  • Study skills training
  • Transfer planning
  • Visits to 4-year university campuses
  • Time and stress management workshops
  • Cultural events
  • And more!
We have a well-equipped study lab in Morrow Hall for the exclusive use of TRiO/SSS students. The lab features wireless signal, computers and printers, and a friendly staff ready to assist you.


TRiO is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.