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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) empowers students to succeed at Inver Hills and transfer to earn a four-year degree by providing academic advising, guidance in the transfer process, and a positive community of support. SSS is one of the federally-funded TRIO programs that provide a pathway to higher education opportunities and success. If you are planning to graduate from Inver Hills and transfer to earn a bachelor's degree, TRIO SSS could be a great fit for you!

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TRIO Student Support Services
College Center Room 255

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What does TRIO SSS provide?

  • Professional tutoring in math and writing
  • Academic advising, career planning and major exploration
  • College transfer planning
  • Visits to four-year schools
  • Workshops on various topics, including study skills and financial literacy
  • Social and cultural events

Apply now

2017-2018 TRIO Application Summer Bridge Application

Mail, fax, or scan and email the completed form to:
TRIO Student Support Services
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Fax: 651-450-3677

Why should you join?

  • Be eligible for several Inver Hills scholarships
  • Improve your grades by working with TRIO SSS tutors
  • Create a plan with personal TRIO SSS advisor to meet your transfer and career goals
  • Attend four-year college transfer visits
  • Participate in social and cultural activities with other TRIO SSS students

Who is eligible to participate?

TRIO SSS selects 140 students a year to participate in the program. You must first complete and submit an application, attend an intake interview and be approved by SSS staff to participate in TRIO SSS programming.

You also need to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is enrolled in an Inver Hills degree program and meet at least one of these federal eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent or guardian has a bachelor’s degree)
  • Qualify as low-income according to federal guidelines
  • Be eligible to receive accommodations through disability services at Inver Hills


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