Student Support Services

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program at BMCC is a federally funded program that provides services to help students succeed in college. Research shows that students who are involved with a TRIO program have higher GPA’s, earn more credits, and are twice as likely to stay in college than students who do not receive that support.

Let us help you meet the challenges of college life. Find out if you qualify and apply right away!

Common Questions

First, you must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident and enrolled in a degree-seeking program at BMCC.

In addition, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Meet federal income guidelines –TRIO Income Chart
  • Be first generation (neither parent or guardian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Have a documented learning or physical disability.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, we will need to make a copy of your permanent resident card.

Fill out the  and submit income verification. Once all application materials are received, and processed through preliminary screening, a TRIO staff member will be in contact with you to set up an appointment.

You can also visit us in in Morrow Hall M-146 and we can walk you through the application process.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (541) 278-5855 or

NOTE: If you are under 25 years of age and considered a dependent for federal financial aid purposes, you must add your taxable income and your parents’ together to determine eligibility.

Acceptable forms of income verification are:

(A) A signed income statement from the individual who claimed you as a dependent of their taxes.

(B) A copy of your SAR(from your fafsa account).

(C) A signed United States or Puerto Rico individual income tax return.

Once your application is received with all supporting documentation, your application packet will be reviewed by our TRIO Director and then an intake appointment will be set up with our TRIO Success Coach.

Selection is based upon eligibility, slots available, and the applicant’s degree intent.

TRIO/SSS at BMCC is funded to serve 170 students per year.

All program services are FREE to qualified and accepted students:

  • Academic advising
  • Professional math, sciences, and writing tutoring
    Pendleton, Morrow Hall
    Monday through Friday
  • Computer lab
  • Career development and testing
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring
  • Study skills training
  • Transfer planning
  • Visits to 4-year university campuses
  • Time and stress management workshops
  • Cultural events
  • And more!

We have a well-equipped study lab in Morrow Hall for the exclusive use of TRIO/SSS students. The lab features wireless signal, computers and printers, and a friendly staff ready to assist you.

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