TRIO Student Support Services provides first-generation, low-income and disabled students the tools to stay in college, as well as personal development and academic support. We help students graduate from Moraine Valley and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree.

If you qualify for the program you will be provided:

  • Academic and personal support
  • Computer technology assistance
  • Cultural activities and events
  • Financial assistance/scholarship search
  • Tours to colleges and universities
  • Tutoring and study groups
  • Workshops


According to U.S. Department of Education guidelines, you are eligible to participate in the Student Support Services program if you are a U.S. citizen or meet the residency requirements for federal assistance, along with one or more of the following:

  • first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution)
  • are currently enrolled at Moraine Valley Community College or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term
  • have a need for academic support, as demonstrated by placing into a developmental course, being on academic probation, or being out of school for five years or more or referred by an instructor.
  • are economically disadvantaged (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education)
  • have a documented physical or learning disability

If you believe you may qualify, we encourage you to come to our office in Building S, Room S219, to complete an application.