The Armstrong TRiO Student Support Services is a program for current or incoming Armstrong students who need academic assistance and other services to be successful at the University. Funded by a Department of Education federal grant to the University, the project provides advising, instruction, tutoring, mentoring and informational workshops for eligible participants.
The TRIO-SSS offers advising and course selection assistance for participants. Participants are assigned a TRiO Retention Specialist, who will assist you with comprehensive academic coaching, course selection and enrollment, navigation of SHIP, information on career and majors, financial aid and financial literacy education, graduate school planning and campus resources. Academic coaching services in TRiO begin with an orientation and intake appointment where you will take assessments and work with your coach to develop an Individual Academic Success Plan (IASP). You will revisit this IASP at regular meetings during the semester and receive referrals to workshops, tutoring and campus programming by an academic coach.
TRiO provides workshops throughout the year on topics such as adjusting to college, study skills, time management, campus resources, information on financial aid and literacy, Standards of Academic Progress, the scholarship process, writing a research paper, resume writing, graduate school planning and many more.
TRIO provides tutoring services free to project participants. Tutors provide assistance in writing, math, and introductory level general education courses. Tutors may offer assistance in other areas depending on their expertise. Students enrolled in TRiO are expected to take advantage of this service. See Tutor Contact Information to book a tutor.
Active TRiO-SSS participants receive priority registration and are eligible to request Grant-in-Aid. Funds are awarded based on Federal guidelines. Active participants are those who are following their IASP and have not missed more than 2 required activities in their IASP in the month prior their grant application submission. Grant-in-Aid Application
How Can I Participate?
TRiO Student Support Services are available for first-generation college students, students from low-income families and students with disabilities. If you meet any of these criteria, you may apply for TRiO.