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.