TRIO SSS Eligibility

The eligibility requirements for the TRIO SSS Program are determined by federal guidelines. All students must meet the following criteria to eligible for TRIO SSS services.

  1. First, you must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled at BBCC in a degree/certificate program.
    • Preference is given to students who have an intent to transfer
  2. In addition, you must be a high school graduate and meet at least one of the following criteria:
    1. First-generation college student (neither parent or primary caregiver has completed a bachelor’s degree), or
    2. Meet the low-income guidelines (based taxable income and family size as determined by the table below), or
      Federal TRIO SSS Programs Current-Year Low-Income Levels
      Size of Family Family Taxable Income
      1 $20,385.00
      2 $27,465.00
      3 $34,545.00
      4 $41,625.00
      5 $48,705.00
      6 $55,785.00
      7 $62,865.00
      8 $69,945.00
    3. Have a documented disability (be registered with BBCC Disability Support Services)
      • Preference is given to students who are first-generation and low-income or are a student living with a disability 

In addition to the above requirements, students must also: 

  • Demonstrate an academic need (this is determined by the program during the application process)

Application Process:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Schedule an intake appointment with our TRIO SSS Director
  3. Turn in income verification (given to you at intake appointment) 
  4. Complete a Program Plan with one of our TRIO SSS Advisors
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