Cochise College

CATALOG 2015-16

TRiO Student Support Services

Cochise College TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) program is one of three TRiO programs originally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965, whose objective is to help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to complete their college education. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, SSS is committed to helping low-income, first-generation college students, and students with disabilities, achieve a bachelor’s degree. Services are provided at no cost to the students. To qualify, students must be: enrolled or accepted for full-time enrollment at Cochise College; U.S. citizens and/or legal/permanent residents (meet federal financial aid residency requirements); and have a need for academic support and meet at least one of the following guidelines:

  • First-generation college student (parents or guardian did not receive a bachelor’s degree)
  • Low-income student as established by the Department of Education
  • Learning or physically disabled student (registered with the ADA/Disability Office)

Participants are eligible to:

  • Attend cultural events on and off campus at a reduced or no cost to the student
  • Receive tutoring on an individual basis from professional and/or peer tutors
  • Receive end-of-the-year grant aid (must be eligible)
  • Visit four-year colleges
  • Attend TRiO workshops on including: financial literacy; academic tutoring; advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection; assistance with information on locating public and private scholarships; and assistance with applying for admission to, and obtaining financial assistance for enrollment in four-year programs.
  • Receive monthly newsletters and weekly emails
  • Participate in a mentoring program

For more information, visit the TRiO website at or call the TRiO Student Support Services office on the Douglas Campus.