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TRIO Student Support Services

TRIO will have drop in campus and virtual hours. Students can also make appointments directly with staff using the “Schedule An Appointment” links below staff’s name on the bottom of this page. For general questions please email  

Virtual Drop-in Hours:

  • Monday 10am-2pm
  • Tuesday 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday 10am-6pm
  • Thursday 10am-6pm
  • Friday 10am-3pm 

Campus Drop-in Hours:

Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm

Tutoring Drop-in Hours:

  • Tuesday 10am-2pm at Eden Prairie Campus
  • Wednesday 10am-2pm at Eden Prairie Campus
                         10am-6pm at Brooklyn Park Campus
  • Thursday 10am-6pm at Brooklyn Park Campus

If these times do not work for tutoring, email to arrange a time to meet.

Apply to be a TRIO Student

If you would like to apply to be a TRIO student, complete the TRIO Application. Download the application to your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat. 


About TRIO:

TRIO is a set of federally funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support under represented students in their pursuit of a college degree. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students to successfully complete their Associates degree. The long term goal of TRIO is to assist students in the completion of a Bachelor's degree.


  • Individual Academic, Career & Personal Advising
  • Monitoring Academic Progress
  • Financial Aid Assistance / Literacy
  • Use of the TRIO Resource / Study Room
  • Assistance in Transferring to a 4-year University
  • Course Specific Tutoring
  • College Success Workshops
  • Cultural Events
  • Access to Books and Study Aids
  • Help with Finding and Applying for Scholarships
  • Strategies for Testing and Studying
  • Guided Tours to Metro Area Transfer Colleges

How do I qualify for TRIO?
Students must be enrolled at HTC in a two-year program, be a US citizen or meet residency requirements for Federal student financial aid, have a need for academic support AND meet at least ONE of the following criteria to qualify:

  • First Generation (neither parent has a 4-year degree)
  • Financially Disadvantaged
  • Have a Documented Disability as Defined by the US Department of Education

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