Trio Student Support Services is a federally funded program that was designed with students in mind. The goal of Student Support Services (SSS) is to increase college retention and graduation rates.

What should students expect?

  • Academic Assistance: provides a comprehensive educational support plan
  • Professional and Peer Tutoring: tutors who will provide additional instructions
  • Peer Mentoring: assistance with transitioning from high school to college and beyond
  • Financial Aid Counseling: FASFA application assistance and scholarship information
  • Career Counseling: provides resume writing and job searching skills
  • Cultural Enrichment: campus sponsored events, Disability Awareness Week, Taste of Home,
  • Native American Week, POW WOW and other events
  • Computerized Assessments: Learning Style, and Personality Type Tests
  • Workshops: provide study skills tips and academic development
  • Disability Services for students with a documented disability.
    Examples of accommodations: provide note-takers, books in audio format, extended
    test-taking time in a quiet setting, accessible classroom materials, assistive technology, etc.
  • Other Services: computer assistance, leadership opportunities, and supplement grant aid

What students should apply?

  • All Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search Students
  • Income eligible students (according to federal guidelines)
  • First Generation College Students (primary care provider did not graduate from a 4-year institution)
  • Students with a documented disability

How can students apply?

Stop by the TRIO/SSS Center for Academic Excellence, located on the first floor of Sullivan Hall.

Jerry Clark
Resource Counselor
(406) 791-5915
Kathy Nyman-Wendt
Counselor Advocate
Tel: (406) 791-5214
Carly Pacatte
Center Coordinator
Tel: (406) 791-5217
Kay Seilstad
Disabilities Advocate
Tel: (406) 791-5212
Greg Stivers
Student Support Services Director
(406) 791-5224
Front Desk: (406) 791-5213
Fax: (406) 791-5220
Campus Location: Sullivan Hall
1301 20th Street South
Great Falls, MT 59405