The TRIO program at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom provides academic and personal support to 160 eligible students. The program is aimed at increasing students' college success and assisting them in the transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
The program provides structured events and activities plus college-level courses that help students develop study skills, identify and maximize their learning styles, set goals, and build personal resources for success. Comprehensive, early assessment and ongoing interaction with advisors give students effective, personal educational plans that incorporate their long-term goals.
The free, federally-funded TRIO program also offers educational and cultural activities, financial aid and career counseling, tutoring, and transfer assistance.
TRIO Student Support Services program is funded 100% through a federal TRIO grant by the U.S. Department of Education until August 31st, 2015.