TRIO Programs at USM

TRIO SSS Eligibility Guidelines

Who is eligible?

Students are eligible to apply for TRIO Student Support Services at USM if they meet the following U.S. Department of Education guidelines:

  • Are enrolled in a USM undergraduate degree program or accepted for enrollment at USM (must be working towards first bachelor’s degree)
  • Are citizens of the United States or have permanent residency
  • Are in need of academic support

And meet at least one of the following criteria:

§  Neither parent graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college

§  Meet government income guidelines based on taxable income* (currently $36,450 for a household of 4)

§  Have a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability

How do I apply?

To be considered for acceptance into the TRIO Student Support Services Program you must complete an application and return it to:

Gorham: 7 College Avenue or 119 Bailey Hall

Portland: 102 Bedford Street

Lewiston-Auburn: 119 Student Success Center


Mailing address: 7 College Avenue, Gorham, ME 04038