There are three key student benefit components of the TRIO SSS program:
Academic TRIO Benefits
  • Free academic tutoring
  • Personalized support to help students: transitioning from high school to CVCC, pursuing Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, and transferring from CVCC to a 4-year institution
  • Career services to help with career exploration and readiness skills
  • Dedicated SSS Navigator/Counselor to provide individualized services
  • One-on-one advisement to assist with course selection and registration
  • Monitoring of academic progress and intervention when needed
  • Assistance with planning, preparation, and application processes to 4-year colleges and universities
  • Student success workshops designed to develop study skills, time management, test-taking strategies, academic writing workshops, and other college readiness skills
Financial TRIO Benefits
  • Financial aid advising and support
  • Assistance completing the application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Assistance understanding financial aid and the various types of loans
  • Help with finding and applying for scholarships
Personal TRIO Benefits
  • Individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic matters
  • Personal and academic short and long-term goal setting
  • Support for students transitioning from high school to CVCC, from CVCC to employment or a 4-year college program, and students participating in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs
  • Crisis intervention (referral to the appropriate organizations or campus department for assistance)
  • Cultural and social events