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                                                A TRIO SSS graduate is holding up their diploma at graduation.

Students can apply to become participants in the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program at any point in their undergraduate career (first-year student to senior) and at any point in the semester. Participation in the program is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students will be admitted based on eligibility and availability of open slots in the program. 


Any undergraduate student who:

  • is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
  • has been accepted for enrollment at WVU Tech in a four-year degree program;
  • meets one or more of the following federal criteria:
    • is a first-generation college student (neither father, mother, or legal guardian(s) has graduated from a four-year institution)
    • is income eligible as determined by federal government guidelines Eligibility Guidelines
    • is a student with a documented sensory, psychological, learning, or physical disability

Application Process

Intake Interview

Students interested in applying to TRIO SSS need to complete an application. There are two parts to the application process.

Part One:

Applicants can apply online by clicking here. If you would rather fill out a paper application, you can request one be mailed to your home by emailing us at

If you are on campus, you can visit the TRIO SSS Office in the Benedum Center to fill out an application.

Part Two: 

Applicants need to verify household income. This is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Education.   


All applicants will talk with a TRIO SSS staff member for an intake. During the intake appointment, we will discuss your educational and career goals, how TRIO SSS can help you, etc. Intake appointments can be in person, on Zoom, or by phone.

Welcome to TRIO SSS!

Students who complete their application and intake appointment will have their files reviewed by the Director. You can check your MIX E-mail account for your admission decision.