- Connections to campus resources and opportunities
- Inclusive, supportive community
- Proactive advising
- Network of motivated students
- Personalized transfer planning
Come find your community of support! TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) provides academic advising and guidance in the transfer process, plus social and cultural events. If you are planning to graduate from Inver Hills and transfer to earn a bachelor's degree, TRIO SSS could be a great fit for you.
With TRIO, you'll get personalized advising and so much more! Find friends and comradery, plus social and cultural events. TRIO offers workshops on study skills, financial literacy, time management and many other topics. Plus, take advantage of career planning, major exploration, college transfer planning, and campus visits to four-year institutions.
The application window to join TRIO Student Support Services for fall 2023 is now closed. Applications received during the remainder of the semester will be added to a wait list and program staff will reach out when space becomes available. We anticipate being able to add new students for spring 2024 because many of our current students will graduate in December 2023!
If you are interested in joining TRIO, please complete the online application at the link below. After you apply, check your college email account for info from TRIO staff regarding the next steps to verify your eligibility and/or join the program. Please contact TRIO@inverhills.edu with any questions about the application process.
Before applying to TRIO, please:
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TRIO SSS selects 140 students a year to participate in the program. In order to be considered, please complete and submit a TRIO application online. The staff will review the applications and invite potential students to an intake meeting.
Students must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, enrolled in a degree program and taking a minimum of 6 credits. Students must also meet at least one of the following federal eligibility criteria:
Summer Bridge is a transitional experience for recent high school graduates who will be new incoming TRIO students. Summer Bridge includes workshops and conversations preparing students for college success, outdoors activities, a variety of community-building events, and opportunities for participants to meet staff, faculty, student mentors, and other students and get familiar with campus prior to the start of the fall semester.
Summer Bridge is completely free to students. To be eligible, students must be recent high school graduates, enrolled as degree-seeking at Inver Hills, eligible for TRIO, and have applied for financial aid for the fall semester.
Information and the application for Summer Bridge 2024 will be available during the spring 2024 semester. Please check back her for updates!
The core functions of TRIO SSS are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. This funding provides academic advising, tutoring, guidance in the transfer planning process, financial literacy education, and other support to TRIO students.
However, many students need some additional support, and this is where your donation really pays off. TRIO students are more successful than the average student at Inver Hills or nationally. TRIO students succeed at these levels despite significant financial and other challenges.
Donations to support TRIO can help to alleviate some of these challenges and offer opportunities they would not otherwise be able to access. For example, donations to TRIO may provide emergency meals, groceries, or gas money to students in need; purchase textbooks or other needed supplies not covered by financial aid; provide snacks at TRIO events; give a TRIO student the opportunity to attend a research or leadership conference; or support a TRIO student studying abroad.
To donate, visit the Inver Hills Foundation online giving page. Choose TRIO Program Support from the designation dropdown list. Thanks so much for your support of our program and our students!