TRIO Student Support Services

What is the TRIO Program?

In 2010, the TRIO program was established at Illinois College to promote the academic success, including persistence and graduation, of a select group of students who are the first in their family to attend college, meet income eligibility guidelines, or have a documented disability. The TRIO Program is funded by a Student Support Services grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve 140 students per year. Services and activities are free to all enrolled students.

Counseling Services:
  • academic advice
  • graduate school application assistance
  • financial counseling
  • personal advising

Coaching Services: 

  • study tables
  • supplemental instruction
  • special workshops only for TRIO participants
  • performance monitoring and intervention
  • career advice

Advocacy Services: 

  • communication with faculty and staff about your needs
  • priority job placement with on-campus employment
  • classroom accommodation as needed

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Can I Be Part of TRIO?

Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or meet residency requirements, be accepted or enrolled at Illinois College, demonstrate academic need, and meet one of the following three criteria: a first generation college student (neither parent has a baccalaureate degree), income eligibility guidelines, or have a diagnosed and documented disability.

To apply, click on the TRIO program application link below. You can also contact us at or 217.245.3575.
The TRIO Student Support Services office is located on the Illinois College campus on the 3rd floor of Schewe Library

The Illinois College TRIO Student Support Services Program is funded by the Department of Education in the amount of $220,000. However, the contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 

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