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Program Eligibility


To be eligible for the Student Support Services TRiO Program, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled in 12 units (waived with permission of program director) 
  • Have an educational goal to transfer to a four-year university or graduate with an associate degree.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States (Residents must provide proof of residency) AND
  • Have a need for academic support as demonstrated through SCC Placement Test results (as specified below) AND
    • Meet the low-income criteria as specified below (student must submit copy of parent's 1040 as proof of income) OR
    • Meet first generation college student criteria (Parents did not earn a bachelors degree).

Other eligibility criteria to be considered are:

  • Disabled students: may appeal low income criteria requirements; must demonstrate a need for academic support.
  • Non-first generation students: must appeal first generation criteria requirements; must meet low income criteria and must demonstrate need for academic support.

SCC Placement Criteria

​N06 Essential Math​N50 Introduction to Written Communication
​N48 Pre-Algebra ​N60 Basics of Effective Writing
N60 Elementary​ Algebra​061 Introduction to Composition
070 Geometry or 080 Intermediate Algebra

 * Students who have placed in one of the above classes meet the academic need requirement for the program 


Annual Low Income Levels

(Effective January 31, 2017 until further notice)

​Family Size​Income​Family Size​Income

 * For family units with more than eight members, add the following amount for each additional family member: $6,270 .