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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

Nnamdi Egwuonwu, a journalism student who worked as a peer mentor in Mizzou’s TRiO program, graduates this weekend.

Broadcasting Confidence

Nnamdi Egwuonwu, a TRiO student mentor about to do a CNBC fellowship, graduates this spring. But when he came to Mizzou, his first goal was just to make a friend.

Mykesha Jackson

TRiO mourns passing of Mykesha Jackson

We are sad to announce that Mykesha Jackson, TRiO Advisor for Trulaske College of Business students, passed away unexpectedly this January. To her colleagues and students, Mykesha was more than just an advisor. She will be remembered as a woman who valued family and friends and was truly dedicated to ensuring her students were supported to reach their own success. She will be greatly missed.

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.