Thank you for your interest in the TRiO program! The below application is for those interested in participating in TRiO during Academic year of Fall 2023- Spring 2024.

 Student Support Services (SSS) at the University of Arizona is a federally funded TRiO program within the Thrive Center. The program is designed to support students who are first-generation college students, and/or come from a low-income household, and/or have a documented disability in graduating with their bachelor's degree. SSS provides progressive support services from the time students enter the program through graduation. Our mission is achieved through intensive one-on-one planning, access to technology, tutoring, and preparation for life after college.

1. First Name: *
2. Middle Name: *
3. Last Name *
4. Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy): *
5. UA Student ID Number: *
6. UA Email address UA Email address (ends in *
7. Cell phone or other phone number: *
Major *
8. Please select what best describes your preferred communication method: *

9. Pronouns: When a person shares their pronouns, they are naming the pronouns that they want to be referred to by in the singular third person (when referring to that person while talking to someone else). Examples of pronouns include but are not limited to she, her, he, him, they, them, ze, zir (

Your pronouns:

10. Gender: Only two gender identities are defined by the U.S. federal government. We recognize the options below do not always reflect the complex gender identities held by individuals.

11. Ethnicity: The federal government refers to Hispanic as a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South American, Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race. As such, we will also ask every Hispanic identified person to also choose a race.Required to answer. Single choice.
Do you identify as Hispanic: *

12. Race (select one or more)Required to answer. Multiple choice. :
Race is defined by the U.S. federal government. We recognize the options below do not always reflect the complex racial identities held by individuals.

Do you identify as...

African | African American | Black *
American Indian | First Nations Person | Indigenous | Native American | Alaska Native *
Asian | Asian American | Desi *
Pacific Islander | Native Hawaiian *
White *

13. Please indicate your year in college *
14. How confident do you feel about your major? *
15. How confident do you feel about your career path? *
16. Are you interested in pursuing a master's degree, doctorate, or professional degree after graduation? *


All participants must hold U.S. citizenship or be a permanent resident AND meet one of the following eligibility criteria: first-generation college student, or come from a low-income household, or have a documented disability. Students who come from a low-income household and also meet one of the other two criteria are given preference.

17. Are you a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident? (As of today, individuals with DACA do not qualify, but we hope to share this has changed in the future.) *
19. Do either of your parents (or legal guardian) have a bachelor's degree?
20. Do you have a documented disability?
20a. If you answered Yes to the above (Question 21): Are you enrolled with the UA's Disability Resource Center? *
20b. If you answered Yes to the above (Question 21a): Do we have permission to ask the DRC for verification of your enrollment with them? *

21. Are you currently participating in any of the following programs? (Check all that apply)
Required to answer. Likert.

ASEMS (TRiO, CALS, or Transfer)
Band (Pride of Arizona)
Blue Chip
CALS Peer Mentoring
Honors College
McNair TRiO
SSS/TRiO College of Education
Other UA student support program

22. Have you previously participated in a TRiO or other educational opportunity program? (check all that apply)

Educational Opportunity Center | TRiO
Educational Talent Search | TRiO
McNair | TRiO
Student Support Services | TRiO
Upward Bound | TRiO
Upward Bound Math & Science | TRiO
Veterans Upward Bound | TRiO
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

23. If you checked any of the above, please specify the college, university, or organization where your program was housed.
Single line text.
College, university, or organization:


Certification of eligibility includes a review of the FAFSA you have on file with the UA's financial aid office. Financial eligibility is reviewed for every applicant whether you believe you qualify under the low-income household criteria or not. If the FAFSA does not provide sufficient information, we will outreach directly to you for more information.

24. I understand SSS/TRiO will work with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to review my FAFSA.
I understand SSS/TRiO will work with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to review my FAFSA. *



I verify that all the information on this form is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I am aware that this information will be kept confidential and will only be used by the SSS/TRiO program to verify my eligibility.Required to answer. Single line text.

Typing your full name will serve as your electronic signature.
Your Full Name *