TRIO Student Support Services

Cascade SSB 301 | Contact us | 971-722-5752 | FAX: 971-722-5699


Open at Cascade Campus and remotely

  • Regular campus office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am-5pm.
  • TRIO is also open remotely on Friday, 9am-5pm.

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TRIO SSS is a college success program with dedicated services for TRIO students

  • Advisors with small caseloads for highly personalized support
  • Tuition-free courses in study skills, financial literacy, and writing for scholarships
  • Assistance with applying for Financial aid and scholarships
  • A strong sense of community and mentorship opportunities with other current and former TRIO students
Who can apply?

If you are working on your first college degree or certificate, you may be able to apply if you identify with being any of the following:

  • First-generation college student
  • Student with a documented disability
  • Low-income student
Apply online!
  • The TRIO SSS application is open now! The deadline to apply for Fall 2024 admission to TRIO is Friday, September 6, 2024. The application will open again in Week 3 of Fall term so that students can apply for Winter 2025.
  • You can start the application to check if you’re eligible to apply! You can also learn more and review FAQs about TRIO before you begin the application.

What happens after submitting an application?

  1. A confirmation email is sent to you, and it tells you to make sure to schedule a follow-up appointment.
  2. Follow-up appointment with TRIO Program Assistant for application and eligibility review.
  3. At the end of your follow-up meeting, the Program Assistant will schedule you for Orientation with our TRIO SSS Director if you are able to continue with admission to TRIO at the time.
  4. Meet with our director, and if accepted into the program, TRIO will send you an email after the meeting that welcomes you to the program, and asks you to:
    • Submit your TRIO Student Agreement (preview)
    • Schedule your first advising appointment with your assigned TRIO advisor!

TRIO tips for staying updated and connected

  • A-Z student resources page
  • Check your MyPCC and PCC email for Announcements at least twice a week to know about events happening on Zoom or a campus near you
  • Read the Announcements your Instructors post in your class (on D2L Brightspace)
    • Download the Pulse app to access D2L Brightspace on your smartphone
  • Join or start a club!
  • You can connect with @pcctrio and PCC on social media