TRIO Student Support Services

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Location: 2750 University Capitol Center (UCC) Upper Level
Phone: 319-335-1288
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About TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a free service offered to students enrolled in the TRIO program.

TRIO Student Support Services participants benefit from:

  • Highly individualized counseling and advising
  • Academic, wellness, cultural, social and financial literacy programming
  • Tutoring
  • Connections with student of similar backgrounds
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Potential grant aid for sophomores
  • Priority registration & more


What to Expect:

There are a few basic requirements to join TRIO SSS. You must be:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student at UI
  • U.S Citizen or eligible to receive federal financial aid


  • First-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has received a baccalaureate degree), or
  • Income eligible according to the federal government, or
  • Have a verified disability.


  • Demonstrate academic need.

How to Prepare:

Requesting Tutoring Services

The first step to request a tutor is meeting with a TRIO SSS Coach.

Call 319-335-1288 to schedule an appointment.

Student guidelines for TRIO tutoring:

  • Be on time for scheduled appointments
  • Meet with your tutor at the same time and same place each week
  • Notify tutor at least eight hours in advance if unable to keep an appointment
  • Attempt homework prior to meeting with tutor
  • Bring all necessary materials, including questions, to appointments
  • Attend class regularly
  • Keep tutor informed of your progress in the class

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