TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a free program that assists students with academic tutoring, postsecondary course selection, information on the full range of student financial aid programs, scholarship searches, and financial aid applications. Additionally, TRIO SSS provides education to improve financial literacy and application assistance for students transferring to a four-year university.

Additional program benefits may include:

  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Academic and study skills support
  • Cultural activities
  • Trips to visit local colleges and universities

To be eligible to join, you must meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen or a permanent resident, or an individual who meets residency requirements to receive Federal Student aid.
  • Must be enrolled (full- or part-time) at Palo Alto College and must have Palo Alto designated as the student’s home institution.
  • Meet the Federal TRIO definition of first-generation college student
  • Meet federal income guidelines

TRIO Student Support Services Application

Space is limited to 140 students. Admission to this program is not guaranteed.

TRIO Student Support Services Interest Form

Contact Information: 

Anna Lisa Fernandez
Grant Project Director




Shannon Doria
Certified Advisor

Navigate Appointment Scheduler




Erica Camacho
Certified Advisor





This program is funded through the United States Department of Education.