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TRIO

The Dallas County Community College District has TRIO Programs on the Eastfield, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland College campuses. These programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

TRIO is a group of federal outreach and student services programs that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach and succeed in college.

TRIO programs target low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and people with disabilities. Services such as tutoring, scholarships, mentoring, academic advising, career counseling, and assessment test prep guide students through the academic pipeline from middle school to college and beyond.

DCCCD offers the following TRIO programs:

  • TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO SSS) offers a variety of academic services to help students who qualify for the program. Each student in the program is provided with an Individualized Prescription of Educational support services designed to meet their needs. Our goal is to provide students with the support services that will enable them to succeed in college and TRIO support services.
  • TRIO Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to assist students improve their academic skills, complete their high school education, enroll in and graduate from post-secondary institutions. The TRIO Upward Bound program develops the academic and motivational potential of students in the ninth through 12th grades to prepare them for college success.
  • TRIO Veterans Upward Bound is one of eight TRIO programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Veterans Upward Bound reaches out to veterans interested in enrolling in college who are low-income, first-generation college students (neither parent completed a four-year college degree). The program recruits and serves veterans who do not have high school credentials or need additional assistance entering or re-entering a college program.
  • TRIO Talent Search program identifies and assists individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education. The program provides academic, career and financial counseling to its participants and encourages them to graduate from high school and continue to, and complete, their postsecondary education. Services are available for students in sixth through 12th grades as well as adults ages 19-27.

Services and eligibility vary by program. See which one might be right for you. 

TRIO is a group of federal outreach and student services programs that help people from disadvantaged backgrounds reach and succeed in college.

TRIO programs target low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and people with disabilities. Services such as tutoring, scholarships, mentoring, academic advising, career counseling, and assessment test prep guide students through the academic pipeline from middle school to college and beyond.


Richland College offers two TRIO programs:

Services and eligibility vary by program. See which one might be right for you.