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TRIO Student Support Services

Why TRiO Student Support Services? 

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We're all about student achievement and success!

We provide motivated eligible* students with resources and services to help you stay in school, do well in class, and graduate:

TRIO SSS students can take advantage of free programs and services available only to program participants, such as super priority registration, academic advising, career/major guidance, financial aid troubleshooting, free laptop rental, and special TRIO SSS sections of UNV 101: Orientation to College & Beyond. 

*You may be eligible to be a TRIO SSS participant if you are a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree), come from a limited income family, or have a documented disability. Priority acceptance to the program goes to students who are both first-generation AND limited income. 



Want to know more?


The best way to learn about the program is directly from our students. Check out this video and they’ll tell you everything they love about SSS: from being a first-generation student and the benefits of TRIO SSS to their fondness for our staff and why you should join today!



Meet the Team:

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Joyce Couch


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Wendy Schindler

Associate Director

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Kathleen Barker


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Cindy Ash

Administrative Specialist

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Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, TRIO SSS at NKU is designed to increase the academic performance, retention and graduation rates of participants. Learn more about TRIO at the Council for Opportunity in Education website.