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Student Support Services (TRiO)

The Student Support Services (TRiO) program helps students develop the skills to attain academic, social and personal success during their college career. Services include assistance with career selection, peer tutoring, financial literacy training, information on financial aid options, academic advice and counseling, educational seminars, cultural activities and assistance in selecting a four-year college to transfer to after completing studies at Pellissippi State. Leadership opportunities are available through TRiO’s Student Leadership Team and Peer Tutoring program.

The program is available to students who have an academic need and meet enrollment guidelines. Academic needs include required learning support courses, low grade-point average or ACT test score, or having been out of school for five or more years. Enrollment guidelines specify inclusion of “first generation” students whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college or university, low-income students and/or students with disabilities.

TRiO Student Support Services is sponsored by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, with funding provided by the grant and Pellissippi State. The program is located in Room 218, Educational Resources Center, on the Pellissippi Campus. Staff may be contacted for additional information at (865) 539-7267.

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