TRIO programs are federally funded to serve individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Department of Education oversees eight TRIO programs that serve participants who
are income eligible, first in their family to go to college or those with disabilities
progress through the education system. Columbus State Community College has three
of the eight programs (Student Support Services, Upward Bound, and Educational Talent
The TRIO programs mission is to assist participants in their educational journey and
give them the tools they need to be successful.
Student Support Services helps low-income and first-generation students in college.
The program provides tutoring, advising, special workshops, and can provide financial
assistance for books and other expenses. Learn More.
Educational Talent Search at Columbus State is a pre-college program serving students
who are enrolled in (or who have dropped out) of grades 6-12 and who live in select
areas within the Columbus Public School District. Learn More.