As a federally funded academic support program, TRIO is required to adhere to program regulations based upon the Higher Education Opportunity Act (formerly the Higher Education Act 1964).

Students must meet ALL of the following requirements at the college level:

  • Must be at least a half-time student at Scott Community College
  • Be a United States citizen or a legal resident of the United States
  • Demonstrate academic need
  • Must be degree seeking and transfer bound after graduating from Scott Community College

In addition, students must meet at least ONE of the following requirements at the federal level to apply for the program:

  1. First Generation Student
    If neither of your parents has earned a Bachelor’s degree, you are considered a first generation college student.

  2. Lower Household Income
    Household income must meet the below federal income guidelines.
    Federal Income Guidelines
    Size of
    Family Unit
    48 Contiguous States, D.C.,
    and Outlying Jurisdictions
    Alaska Hawaii
    1 $18,210 $22,770 $20,940
    2 $24,690 $30,870 $28,395
    3 $31,170 $38,970 $35,850
    4 $37,650 $47,070 $43,305
    5 $44,130 $55,170 $50,760
    6 $50,610 $63,270 $58,215
    7 $57,090 $71,370 $65,670
    8 $63,570 $79,470 $73,125

  3. Documented Disability
    If a student has a documented (physical or learning) disability, the student is; “Disability Eligible”. Documentation must come from SCC Disability Services Office.


TRIO Student Support Services Application

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If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please call the TRIO Office at 563-441-4074.