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What is TRiO?

Congress established a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life. These Programs are funded under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and are referred to as the TRIO Programs. While student financial aid programs help students overcome financial barriers to higher education, TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.
For more information on TRiO Programs, go to the Counsel For Opportunity In Education (COE) website.

TRiO Programs At Centralia College

Student Support Services

Student Support Services helps low-income, first generation, and disabled students to stay in college, graduate with a 2-year degree and/or transfer to a 4-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Participants receive tutoring, advising and transfer planning assistance. Students are now being served at 930 colleges and universities nationwide.
Click here to link to Centralia College Student Support Services.

Talent Search

Talent Search programs serve young people in grades seven through 12. In addition to education assistance, participants receive information about college admissions requirements, scholarships and various student financial aid programs. This early intervention program helps low-income and first generation students to better understand their educational opportunities and options. Over 386,000 students are enrolled in 471 Talent Search TRIO programs.
Click here to link to Centralia College Talent Search.

Upward Bound

Upward Bound helps young students to prepare for higher education. Participants receive instruction in literature, composition, mathematics, and science on college campuses. Currently, 774 programs are in operation throughout the United States.
Click here to link to Centralia College Upward Bound Program.

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Contact TRiO Programs

Centralia College
TRiO Programs
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA 98531
(360) 736-9391, ext. 201
Toll-free from Olympia:
(360) 753-3433, ext. 201
Fax: (360) 330-7503

Director of TRIO Programs

Lucretia Folks