Eligibility

To QUALIFY for the TRIO Student Support Services Program:Photo of Sisters

  • You must be a U.S. citizen (or in the process) or a legal resident
  • One or more of the following must apply to you:  
  1. You are from a low-income family (See table) or
  2. Your parents did not graduate from a four-year college
    or
  3. You have a physical or learning disability

To APPLY for services:

TRIO Student Support Services Program Application:


Incoming Students
2017 - 2018 Application Packet

Return to or send to:

TRIO Student Support Services Program
California State University, Fresno
Lab School, Room 9
5048 N. Jackson, Ave. M/S LS74
Fresno, CA 93740-8027

There is no charge involved. Participants need only a strong commitment and desire to succeed at Fresno State! Additional help that SSSP program provides can accelerate students on their way to success. For any questions please call (559) 278-5725.

Federal Trio Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
(Effective January 31, 2017 Until Further Notice)

Size of Family Unit 48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying Jurisdictions Alaska Hawaii
1 $18,090 $22,590    $20,790
2 $24,360    $30,435 $28,005
3 $30,630 $38,280 $35,220
4 $36,900 $46,125    $42,435
5 $43,170 $53,970 $49,650
6 $49,440    $61,815 $56,865
7 $55,710    $69,660 $64,080
8 $61,980 $77,505 $71,295

StudentsFor family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,270 for the 48 contiguous states, the District of Columbia and outlying jurisdictions;$7,845 for Alaska; and $7,215 for Hawaii.

The term "low-income individual" means an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount.

The figures shown under family income represent amounts equal to 150 percent of the family income levels established by the Census Bureau for determining poverty status. The poverty guidelines were published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Federal Register, on January 31, 2017.