TRIO at PASS

Plymouth Academic Support Services

Mission Statement

The primary goal of Plymouth Academic Support Services is to collaborate with undergraduate students in becoming efficient, independent learners.  Our program components of TRIO Student Support Services and Tutoring are designed to engage students in developing effective learning strategies and skills to enable them to enjoy academic success and graduate from Plymouth State University.

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What is TRIO - Student Support Services?
TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded program designed to increase the college retention and graduation rates of its participants – students who are first generation (neither parent graduated with Bachelor’s degree), income eligible, or have a disability.  SSS provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education. http://www2.ed.gov/programs/triostudsupp/index.html

TRIO Eligibility

A student is eligible to participate in TRIO Student Support Services if the students meets all of the following requirements:

  1. Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements for Federal student financial assistance.
  2. Is enrolled at the grantee institution or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at that institution.
  3. Has a need for academic support, as determined by the grantee, in order to pursue successfully a postsecondary educational program.
  4. Is –
    1. A low-income individual;
    2. A first generation college student; or
    3. An individual with disabilities.

(Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34 – Education, 646.3)

TRIO Services
  • TRIO Student Support Services projects must provide the following services
    • academic tutoring; advice and assistance in postsecondary course selection
    • information on Federal student financial aid programs and benefits and resources for locating scholarships
    • assistance in completing financial aid applications, services to improve financial and economic literacy of students
    • activities to assist participants in applying to graduate and professional programs.
  • TRIO Student Support Services projects may provide the following services:
    • individualized counseling for personal, career, and academic matters
    • information and activities to acquaint students with career options
    • exposure to cultural events and academic programs not usually available to disadvantaged students
    • mentoring programs
    • other activities designed for students traditionally underrepresented in postsecondary education.
    • extended tutoring hours
    • priority hiring for student employment
    • additional opportunities for one-on-one and small-group engagement with SSS staff
Hours and Location

Office Hours

  • Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 9:00pm
  • Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm
  • Sunday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Professional staff available weekdays, 8:00am – 4:30pm
* Summer hours may vary due to vacation schedules. Please call ahead if planning a visit.

Location

Speare Admin Building

Room 209

Phone: 603-535-2270
Fax: 603-535-2277

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #9
Plymouth, NH 03264