TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO/Student Support Services is a federally-funded program that provides personalized academic advising and encouragement to students who are first-generation, income-eligible, or individuals who have a documented disability.

Goals for Students

  • To develop a personalized program for college success
  • To build self-confidence and leadership ability
  • To develop and improve problem-solving, critical thinking, and study skills
  • To broaden cultural experiences
  • To foster peer relationships
  • To build positive attitudes towards learning
  • To participate in opportunities that will assist with resume-building
  • To graduate from BHCC
  • To transfer into a bachelor’s degree program

As a TRIO Program member, you will have the following opportunities

  • Receive personalized transfer and academic advising and encouragement.
  • Meet with a TRIO advisor to clarify your goals and identify any additional supports you may wish to pursue.
  • Opportunity to apply for Grant Aid.
  • Attend at least two TRIO TALK workshops each semester, covering a range of topics with the freedom to choose the workshops you believe will benefit you the most.
  • Take advantage of participating in scheduled cultural events to theaters, museums concerts and other venues.

Why Join TRIO SSS at BHCC?

  • Academic tutoring and peer mentoring
  • Academic workshops and cultural events
  • Financial aid advising and financial literacy education
  • Develop stronger relationships with your peers, instructors, and advisors
  • Graduate/transfer on time with access to resources from TRIO SSS
  • Have access to help when you need it, and an office to support you in your college path
  • Learn how to find scholarship opportunities to help you fund your college education
  • Be a part of a Living Learning Community


Students qualify for the BHCC TRIO SSS Program by meeting one of the following three requirements:

  1. First-generation Status (the parent or guardian with whom the student resides has not completed a four-year bachelor’s degree).
  2. Low-income Status (a student’s family taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150% of the federal poverty level).
  3. Documented disability (i.e. IEP in K-12 and/or accommodations from the BHCC Disability Services for a learning, physical, or mental disability).
  4. Have an academic need.

How to Apply

  • Complete an ONLINE application
  • Provide necessary supporting documentation
  • Schedule an interview with an SSP staff member


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 TRIO Student Support Services, Room N217  |  617-228-2303

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday   9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Chat Hours
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m