Thank you for your interest in TRIO Student Support Services program! TRIO SSS is a federally funded program. Our goal is to offer the support necessary to empower students to succeed and achieve their personal and academic goals. We do this by providing comprehensive academic support and a caring community that provides a sense of place at FVCC. 


There are a few basic requirements to join TRIO Student Support Services (SSS), You must be:

  • A US citizen or permanent resident 
  • Be seeking to earn a degree or certificate at FVCC 

Additionally, students qualify for TRIO by meeting at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a first generation college students (neither parent or guardian has earned a 4-year college degree, OR

  • Income eligible based on federal guidelines, OR
  • Would qualify for accommodations through Disability Student Support Services (disclosure of a disability is voluntary and confidential)

Getting Started

Please complete all parts of this application to the best of your ability. You cannot save and restart this application. Once your application is complete, we will contact you within 2-5  business days. We may need additional documentation to determine eligibility. 

Eligible students will be invited for an intake meeting (either in-person, Zoom, or by phone) to help us learn more about how we can serve you. If you have any questions, please contact our office at (406) 756-4358 or email


General Information

First Name *
Middle Name
Last Name *
Date of Birth *
Mailing Address *
City or Town *
State *
Primary Phone Number *
Cell Phone Number *
Do you authorize TRIO to send text messages to your cell phone? *
Eagle Mail (college email address)
Email Address *
FVCC Student ID *
Social Security Number *
At this time, federal reporting guidelines require TRIO SSS to report gender as either male or female. Please let us know what you want selected for reporting purposes.
Gender *
Please feel free to share your pronouns. (e.g., she/her; he/him; they/them)


Please tell us more about you:

Do you consider yourself to be Hispanic or Latino? (A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American or other Spanish culture or origin) *
Race (Please select all that apply to you)
American Indian or Alaska Native (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central, or South American and who maintains triable affiliation or community attachment)
Black or African American
Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander


TRIO Eligibility

Are you a US Citizen or Permanent Resident? *
Are you a first generation college student? (First generation means that your parents or guardians did not complete a four-year/bachelor's degree.) *
Do you have a documented disability? *
Your Highest Level of Education *
Have you completed your application for financial aid - FAFSA? *

Income Verification: If you have not applied for financial aid, we will be in touch with you with options for verifying income eligibility. This may mean providing us with previous year's 1040 tax form or some other official verification. 


Academic Needs & Interests

   Select all areas in which you feel you need to learn more about:

Academic Support:
Study skills, improving GPA, time management, We also offer Smart Pens for check-out
Individual 24/7 online tutoring, study groups, in-person tutoring.
FAFSA & Money Matters:
Help with FAFSA, understanding financial aid, finding scholarships and financial planning
Career Planning - Finding Your Path:
Career interest assessments, assistance exploring majors & programs
Career Prep:
Info about internships, help with resume, job search, interviewing
Transfer Advising:
Navigating university admissions process, transfer trips, help with scholarships & financial aid
Planning & Advising:
Creating a tailored academic plan, course scheduling, help if undecided about major or program
FREE TRIO Classes:
One-credit classes on college success and career readiness
TRIO Laptops:
Available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis
TRIO Community:
Cultural events, workshops, leadership opportunities, connecting with TRIO Mentors
Personal Support:
Personal counseling/disabilities accommodations
Please share any additional resources or help you would like from TRIO.


Authorization & Affirmation

Please reach each statement and check each box to indicate you understand and agree.

I authorize the TRIO Program at FVCC to obtain academic, financial, and other information pertinent to my admission to and participation in the TRIO program.
I understand that a copy of my application form will be kept on file in the TRIO program office at FVCC and that any information in my file will be kept confidential in compliance with the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
I affirm the information I have provided in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.
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