TRiO Program

Engaging Students in Their Success

The TRiO SSS Program is a federally funded program of the U.S. Department of Education. TRiO SSS is designed to assist its participants increase their retention and graduation rates, and promote transfer to 4 year institutions from community colleges, by fostering a climate supportive of student success. The program at Northern Wyoming Community College District was established in 2010, but TRiO SSS programs have been in place throughout the nation, helping students grow as learners and professionals while obtaining their degrees, since 1968.


TRiO takes a holistic approach to supporting students in completing long term academic goals by focusing on four core areas: academic, financial, career, and personal/social. Services in these areas are:


  • Individual tutoring and academic planning
  • Supplemental academic advising
  • Study skills development
  • Priority registration
  • Academic intervention and advocacy
  • Academic success workshops


  • Review of financial aid awards
  • Financial aid workshops
  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Identification of alternative sources of aid and recommendation for scholarships (specific requirements determine eligibility)

Career & Personal/Social

  • One-on-one mentoring
  • Community service opportunities
  • Career exploration and workshops
  • Self-advocacy skill development
  • Referrals to on- and off-campus resources
  • Student enrichment opportunities
  • 4-year college visits

All TRiO SSS participants are matched with a TRiO program professional mentor who is devoted to the retention and success of program students. Our services are tailored to suit each student’s unique needs. Along with having a program mentor always available, each student has the opportunity to participate in educational events that are designed to increase the student’s sense of belonging and personal growth. Participants also have the ability to request activities, events, and services that they may want.

All Services available are provided free to program participants. The TRiO program is here to help its participants fulfill their academic goals in their postsecondary education.