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TRiO Programs

The Federal TRIO Programs are educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects and a dissemination partnership program to encourage the replication or adaptation of successful practices of TRIO projects at institutions and agencies that do not have TRIO grants.

TRiO Upward Bound

TRiO Upward Bound is a federal program funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. TRiO Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. Upward Bound serves high school students who meet the following criteria:

  • A first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year degree); and
  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • Attend one of several high schools in south OKC and Moore

Oklahoma City Community College TRiO Upward Bound Program
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 60 students annually for a five year grant cycle. Click here to learn more about TRiO Upward Bound at OCCC!

TRiO Student Support Services

TRiO Student Support Services is a federal program funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. TRiO SSS is a comprehensive program designed to promote persistence and success in college. TRiO SSS is designed:

  1. To increase college retention and graduation rates for eligible students;
  2. To increase the transfer rates of eligible students from two-year to 4-year institutions; and,
  3. To foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income and first generation college students and individuals with disabilities.

Eligible students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at OCCC, and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • A first-generation college student (neither parent has completed a four-year degree)
  • Meet federal income guidelines
  • An individual with a documented disability

Oklahoma City Community College TRiO Student Support Services Program
This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve 160 students annually for a five year grant cycle. Click here to learn more about TRiO Student Support Services at OCCC!