As the recent recipent of a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Loyola University New Orleans will launch its inaugural TRIO-Student Support Services (SSS) program in 2021. This program will serve about 140 students with enhanced services within the Pan-American Life Student Success Center and our campus partners.
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Who is eligible to apply?
This federal grant will serve students from one ore more of the following backgrounds:
- Low-income. This is based on information submitted through financial aid and FAFSA;
- First generation. This means neither of your parents graduated from college;
- Students with a disability. Students must be registered with or plan to register with the Office of Accessible Education.
What can I expect as an SSS student?
The newly awarded TRIO grant will enhance the services already provided by the Student Success Center and add additional staff members to support the program. Participants will be consistently assessed, monitored for their progress, and provided support for their diverse academic and non-cognitive needs to ensure that they persist, succeed, and graduate. SSS students will be expected to participate in workshops, tutoring, and regular check-ins with program staff.
What is TRIO?
TRIO grants are a continuum of federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to the U.S. Department of Education . It includes Upward Bound for high school students, Student Support Services for collegiate-level services, and McNair Scholars for graduate students. Loyola University New Orleans also supports an Upward Bound program.
Contact Liz Rainey, acting interim director for Student Support Services.