TRiO SSS Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the TRiO Student Support Services Program, the student:

  • Must be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal student financial assistance.
  • Must be enrolled at Hagerstown Community College or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term.
  • Must demonstrate a need for academic support, as determined by the project director, in order to successfully pursue a post-secondary educational program.

In addition, to be eligible the student  must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Must be a first generation student (defined as neither parent has earned a four-year degree);


  • Must be a low-income individual, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education


  • Must be an individual with a disability, as defined in section 12102 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.