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Services & Benefits, Guidelines, and Application

Mission Statement:

  • The mission of TRIO Student Support Services at Texas A&M University-Texarkana is to provide an academic and personal support system to meet participants’ individual needs, enabling them to persevere and be successful in attaining their desired degrees.


  • The purpose of TRIO SSS is “…to increase the number of disadvantaged low-income college students, first-generation college students, and college students with disabilities in the United States who successfully complete a program of study at the postsecondary level” http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/faq.html#q1

Services and Benefits:

  • Academic Support and Coaching
  • Financial & Economic Literacy Education
  • Advising
  • Professional Development
  • Cultural/Educational Events
  • Supplemental Grant Aid

Federal eligibility guidelines apply if you are at least ONE of the following:

  • First-generation (parents or guardians do not have a bachelor's degree)
  • Low-income (according to federal guidelines)
  • Documented Disability (For information on disability services, please visit the following link: Disability Services)

All services are free and available to any student who completes the application and qualifies for the program. For more information, please contact Dr. Tonya Hill at tonya.hill@tamut.edu or 903-334-6656, Mrs. Brittany Barnett at brittany.barnett@tamut.edu or 903-334-6691, or Mx. Dustin Nix at dustin.nix@tamut.edu  or 903-334-6684.

Updated 05/14/2018

TRiO SSS Participant Application [download]

TRiO SSS Income Verification Form [download]

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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