TRIO Student Support Program

Achieve Your College Goals with TRIO

TRIO is a program specifically designed to assist students in the transition to higher education and the college environment. The staff provide Kirkwood students with advice, guidance and support.

Together, we'll help you achieve your academic goals, such as earning an associate's degree and/or transferring to a four-year post-secondary institution.

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Individual Advisors

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.

Federal Funding

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 citizen or national of the United States:

  • First generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree) 
  • Low income
  • Physical or mental disability

To apply, please submit an application.


TRIO Student Support Services

2010 Cedar Hall
Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404