TRIO Student Support Services Program

The TRIO SSS Program is a Student Support Services project at Clatsop Community College.

The SSS Program is a 100% US Department of Education funded TRIO/Student Support Services project. It receives $292,379 annually.

Our goals are to increase the college retention, graduation and transfer rates of eligible students.

The TRIO SSS Program provides these FREE services to help you succeed at CCC:

  • Academic Advising - We assist you with course selection and degree planning to help you stay on track!

  • Career Guidance - Need help selecting a major?  We'll help you build your knowledge about possible career paths.  We offer career assessments and will help you interpret your results and identify careers you will enjoy!

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance- We help you navigate the financial aid process, understand your financial aid award, and identify scholarship opportunities.  We provide $25,000 in direct scholarship aid to PLUS student each year!

  • Financial Literacy Training - We offer training and workshops to help you develop a budget, manage your credit rating, and pay for college. 

  • Transfer Planning Assistance-  Transferring is complicated, but we know how to help.  We offer four-year college campus visits in Oregon and Washington to help you decide which campus is right for you.  WE also offer free transfer workshops to ensure a successful transition. 

  • Technology support - We have office computers for you to use, as well as calculators and voice recorders.  

  • Tutoring -  We provide individualized tutoring as needed to help you succeed in your classes.

How do you qualify for the TRIO SSS Program?

The students served by the SSS Program must meet the following eligibility guidelines, as defined by the U.S. Department of Education:

You must be an admitted, degree-seeking student at Clatsop Community College with need for our services and be one or more of the following:

  • First-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a 4-year college) or
  • Low-income according to federal guidelines or
  • Have a documented disability which impacts your ability to participate in the educational experience.

If you’re not sure if you qualify, visit us and fill out an application* (254KB).

You won’t know if you don’t apply!  All applicant and participant information is kept confidential.

TRIO SSS Program Students
SSS Program students are people who are working hard to achieve their goals. They are older, younger and in-between; with families and without; students who always wanted to go to college but never thought they could; students who know exactly what they want to do and students who need help figuring out which path to choose. Stop by our offices, meet our staff and students, and find out how we can help you achieve your educational goals!

 For more information, call (503) 338-2346 or email us at

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Last Updated: 
September 23, 2015, 3:20 pm
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