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Frequently asked questions

What is TRIO?

TRIO is a set of college opportunity programs designed to motivate and support eligible students along their journey toward completing a college education.

Nearly 3,000 programs in the nation are funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Yavapai College is the fortunate recipient of two TRIO Programs including Student Support Services and Educational Talent Search.

For more details, go to the TRIO homepage.

Who qualifies for TRIO Programs: ETS and SSS?

ETS TRIO serves students at eleven participating middle and high schools within Yavapai County and SSS TRIO serves currently enrolled Yavapai College students.

Services are free to eligible students. Students participating in any TRIO Program must meet eligibility criteria centered principally on low income status, first generation college attendance, and/or disability. Visit our web site for details.

Why would I want to be part of a TRIO program?

TRIO Programs are designed to maximize student success by providing individualized services such as tutoring, mentoring, advising, leadership development, and more. Eligible students receive services for free in addition to general student services. Visit us to learn more about the benefits of participating.

How do I get a tutor?

Individual/one-to-one tutoring is available for eligible students in the SSS TRIO program.

For drop-in tutoring, see the Learning Center.

What programs are available for students who feel unprepared for College?

The SSS TRIO program is available to eligible Yavapai College students. Eligible students receive free services to help them succeed in college and plan for their transition to four-year universities and career.

Who qualifies for SSS TRIO?

Students are eligible for SSS TRIO if they are pursuing a Yavapai College degree or certificate AND have one of the following attributes: low income, first generation college student, or documented disability.

I need help choosing a career, who can help me?

Participating SSS TRIO students receive help with career exploration and planning in addition to individual/one to one tutoring, financial aid/scholarship assistance, student success workshops, and transfer options. 

What programs are available to middle and high school students to prepare for college?

The Educational Talent Search TRIO Program (ETS TRIO) is available to eligible students attending eleven middle and high schools in Yavapai County. Eligible students receive free services to achieve high school graduation and prepare for success in college.