TRiO Student Support Services

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

TRiO Student Support Services

Cedar Rapids Main Campus

2063 Cedar Hall


TRiO Student Support Services is a program specifically designed to assist students in the transition to higher education and the college environment. TRiO staff provide Kirkwood students with advice, guidance, and support to achieve their academic goals, such as obtaining an associate's degree and/or transferring to a four-year post-secondary institution. Students work with an individual advisor to meet TRiO program supports including but not limited to: goal and solution-based counseling, financial aid process assistance, math and writing support, and transfer decision-making and connecting.

TRiO programs are federally funded under the Higher Education Act of 1965. TRiO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers in higher education.

To be eligible for the TRiO program a student must meet one of the following eligibility criteria and be a citizen or national of the United States:

  1. First generation student (neither parent has graduated with a bachelor's degree).
  2. Low income.
  3. Physical or mental disability.