TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (TRIO-SSS) is a college retention and degree completion program centered on academic, personal, social, and career support for under-resourced college students. We specialize in academic coaching, tutoring, and academic counseling.

The TRIO Student Support Services program is federally funded to serve 175 students each year.

Apply Now for TRIO Student Support Services

Be sure to enter your exact Central Piedmont email address in the application, e.g., After you submit your application, check your Central Piedmont email for an application submitted confirmation email. We will review your application to confirm your eligibility then schedule you a meeting with either with the TRIO program director or counselor.

Submit the TRIO-SSS application


You may be eligible for TRIO if you are:

  • a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen

  • eligible for federal student aid (Pell Grant)

  • enrolled or accepted at Central Piedmont as an undergraduate student

  • any of the following:

    -first-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year college degree)

    -low-income college, as outlined by the Department of Education TRIO income eligibility criteria

    -have a documented disability

Other Benefits and Services for TRIO Students

  • Tutoring Services

    TRIO Student Support Services offers individualized tutoring services that help you develop independent learning skills, better understand your learning and the learning processes, and respect your individual differences. These services are provided in a safe and caring environment that maximizes your learning opportunity.

    TRIO tutoring helps you continue in your educational careers and graduate or transfer to a four-year institution. Our tutoring program is nationally certified by the College Reading and Learning Association. This means that tutors get ongoing supervision and training to increase/improve their skills. Tutors must be knowledgeable about their area of study, but they also must show that they can explain the subject material clearly and patiently.

  • Success Coaching Services

    TRIO-SSS offers individualized coaching services designed to provide academic and non-cognitive development services for you as a TRIO-SSS student to address your needs. Success coaches work with you to monitor and track your progress and implement early intervention services as needed. Coaches will maintain contact with you on a regular basis and will employ “high touch” advising methods to help you succeed.