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What is TRiO Student Support Services? 


TRIO Student Support Services provides motivated first-generation college students from moderate and low-income families with resources and services that will assist them to stay in school, do well in school, and graduate.


Funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, SSS at NKU is designed to increase the academic performance, retention and graduation rates of participants. 

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With Community Comes Accomplishments

I was unaware of SSS prior to my sophomore year.  Being the first person in my family to attend college, I wasn’t always sure of what I needed to know. Thankfully, I had friends who were a part of the program, and they suggested I join- so I did. It was one of the best decisions I have made in my undergraduate career. With this program, I have a caring support system to help me navigate through college. It’s easy to talk to everyone in the office to where you get caught up in the moment- because they care that much. As a commuter, I like to think of it as a home base on campus.

I share my story to show just how much this office has supported me throughout my time here, like keeping me aware of opportunities to take advantage of. I’ve received scholarships to pursue my passion and to even study abroad. To the students reading this, I hope you find a sense of community with TRiO as well!

-Fantasia Mejia

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