About TRiO


Funded by a $752,096 annual grant from the U.S. Department of Education, MU’s TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program serves 670 eligible undergraduate participants each year. Designed to support first-generation, low-income, and/or students with documented disabilities achieve academic success, MU’s TRiO SSS Program offers holistic services aimed at supporting participants in making a successful transition into MU and in strategically using their time at MU to advance their academic, career, and personal goals. 


As a participant in this program, you receive holistic and strategic guidance in support of your academic, career, and personal goals, including:
1. 1:1 tutoring
2. Cultural enrichment 
3. Informational workshops
4. Graduate school visits
5. Access to an exclusive community space
6. 1:1 academic advising/coaching
7. A personal financial coach
8. Career exploration
9. Assistance with FAFSA completion
10. Assistance finding and applying for scholarships, grants, and fellowships
11….. and so much more!!!!


The goals of the MU TRiO SSS program are to increase the academic success and retention and graduation rates at MU for all participants.