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TRIO Student Support Services

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 Hennepin Technical College 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

Apply to be a TRIO Student

If you would like to apply to be a TRIO student, complete the TRIO Application.


Need assistance? Connect with an advisor or tutor.

Contact Information

Phone: 763-488-2777
Please leave a message. Be sure to include your first and last name, reason for call, and phone number.


Room F130, both campuses

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