TRiO

TRiO


Student Success Center - TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

Room 113, Cannon Hall
217-443-8898

TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program offered by the United States Department of Education and is a part of a network of over 2,800 TRIO programs serving nearly 850,000 students throughout the country. The mission of the TRIO Student Support Services Program at Danville Area Community College is to help eligible students be successful in college and to obtain their Associate degree. 

TRIO participants receive the following services:

  • Academic Advisement
  • Counseling for Academic Success
  • Development of Education Plan
  • University Transfer Visits
  • Strategies for Financing College
  • Course Selection and Registration
  • Tutoring

    • Walk-in availability Monday-Friday
    • By self-made appointment with a Professional Mentor
    • Online tutoring
  • Assistance with Scholarship Search and Applications
  • Assistance with Four-Year College/University Applications and Transfer Process
  • Computer Lab
  • Freshman Year Experience Program
  • Academic Support Workshops
  • Small Learning Community Groups

How To Apply

The TRIO selection process has three parts:

  1. Eligibility
    To determine if you are eligible for selection into the TRIO SSS program, you must meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Must be a first-generation college student (neither parent has earned a Bachelor's degree)
  • Have financial need
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability
  • All TRIO applicants must be a U.S. Citizen
  1. Application
    Complete the TRIO Interest Application - the TRIO Program will process each interest application within 5 days and will notify applicants who meet program eligibility criteria to complete the next step in the application process, the New Student Application.
  2. Complete the New Student Application.

Once complete, applicants are asked to submit their completed TRIO New Student Application to the Student Success Center main desk in Cannon Hall, Room 113. For assistance with the TRIO Interest Application or TRIO New Student Application, please contact any one of the TRIO SSS Program staff below.

Jason Asaad
TRIO Academic Advisor
jasaad@dacc.edu
217.443.8780

Brennon Hightower
TRIO Academic Advisor
bhightower@dacc.edu
217-443-8853

Shanay Huerta
Director of TRIO Student Support Services
shuerta@dacc.edu
217.443.8860

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