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It is TRIO’s mission to help low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled students graduate from university.  This is achieved through the implementation of an all-encompassing approach to the “college experience”. TRIO assists students by providing academic counseling and tutoring, helping them to become financially literate, offering guidance on pursuance of a graduate degree, and providing advice to students when they experience day-to-day, non-academic issues.

Earning a college degree is difficult. Becoming a TRIO student can make the difference in getting to graduation.

TRIO is here to help you survive, thrive and strive to succeed throughout your college journey!

We will not be accepting new applications after 4 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2019. Prior TRIO participants will still be able to reactivate after this date.

The last day to request a tutor will be Friday, March 29th, 2019. This date is subject to close earlier if needed.

Please use the following eligibility guidelines to determine if you qualify for use of TRIO services.

Please call TRIO at (315) 267-2347 if you have questions about this application requirement.

Happening Now

  • Having trouble learning a certain subject? Check out this link!
  • The FAFSA application is now available (FAFSA Website
  • TRIO is only able to provide tutors in the following courses for the spring 2019 semester.
    Group tutoring may be able to help you.
  • We are excited to announce that over the break TRIO has partnered with the Writers Block and all tutoring for comp classes will be held by the Writers Block. The Writers Block will be able to provide you with a wide level of support and have highly trained staff members.
  • Please be aware when you apply for a TRIO tutor you are responsible for meeting with your assigned tutor for a minimum of 4 hours during this semester. If you do not accumulate 4 hours with your TRIO tutor you will only be able to receive group tutoring during the fall of 2019.
  • If you receive a progress report in ANY of your classes due to poor attendance all TRIO services including tutoring will be placed on hold or terminated for the remainder of the semester.

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1-On-1 Tutoring

All TRIO students are eligible for one 1-on-1 peer tutor every semester.

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