TRIO Student Support Services

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Do I have to be enrolled at Purdue Fort Wayne to apply for the program?

Yes, you can apply at any time that you are enrolled.

Is the TRIO program free?

Yes. The TRIO Student Support Services program is 100% federally funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Will I receive financial assistance?

The TRIO Student Support Services program does not provide grants or scholarships; however, program staff may be able to assist students in maximizing their financial resources and assist in searching for scholarships.

Is admission to the TRIO program automatic?

No, students must complete a program application and interview. Space in the program is limited.

What is expected of a TRIO student?

TRIO students are required to meet with their TRIO Student Support Services advisor monthly. Additionally, they must work in conjunction with their Advisor to meet yearly program goals.