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What is TRiO?

MU’s TRiO Program is part of the federal program called Student Support Services. This program is designed to help promising students from underrepresented groups meet the academic, financial, and social demands of a college education.


Participation in MU’s TRiO Student Support Services program is limited to 670 degree-seeking undergraduates. Eligibility is based on several factors:

  1. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status
  2. first-generation college status
  3. low-income status
  4. disability status
  5. academic need

Eligible students should receive an email message from the TRiO Student Support Services program, informing them about the program and inviting them to apply for admission. They might also be referred to the TRiO Student Support Services program by their academic advisors. If you have questions about eligibility for TRiO Student Support Services or other Learning Center programs, come to our office (100 Student Success Center) for more information.

Office Hours

Address: 100 Student Success Center

Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Phone: 573-882-2493


News and Profiles

Bailey Synclaire

Bailey Synclaire Washington

My name is Bailey Synclaire Washington. I’m a junior at the University of Missouri Columbia studying documentary journalism. I’m also a first generation student and have been with TRiO since my freshman year.