2018-2019 Catalog

TRiO Program

TRiO (Talent, Resources, Initiative, Opportunity) is a federally- funded program under the U.S. Department of Education that provides free support services to eligible participants. You may be eligible for the program if you meet at least one of the following criteria and openings are available:

  1. No parent has graduated from a four-year college; and/or
  2. You meet federal income eligibility guidelines; and/or
  3. You have a documented learning or physical disability with demonstrated academic need.

For consideration, you must be either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as verified by application for Federal Financial Aid, and you must be attending BCC to earn your first certificate or associate’s degree. Those with a bachelor’s and/or advanced degree cannot be considered. Students accepted into the program work with TRiO staff to facilitate their graduation from BCC and transfer to a four- year college. More information about the benefits of membership in TRiO is available in the TRiO Center (F-237) and at 413-236-1680.