WELCOME to TRIO Student Support Services at the University of Montana! As you navigate our web site you will find an abundant amount of support for you whether you are a new UM student or a returning student.

What is TRIO SSS?

TRIO Student Support Services is a unique program funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and has been a part of UM's services to students since 1979. We provide assistance to at least 375 active students every year. Students who participate in the program come from every academic department and major on campus. To participate in the program, students must meet eligibility guidelines that are based on household income, parent's education or student disability.

Important TRIO Student Support Services News

We have moved! The TRIO SSS office is excited to announce we are settled into our new location on the third Floor of Aber Hall! Please come visit us!

TRIO Book Loan: The Summer 2023 Book Loan is now OPEN. Only ACTIVE TRIO Scholars who have returned past book loans are eligble for this program.


There are fourteen TRIO SSS programs at higher education institutions in Montana, and 959 TRIO SSS programs in the U.S. We are part of a national effort by the U.S. Department of Education to make the opportunity for success in college available to low-income and first generation students, and/or students with disabilities.

*TRIO SSS is funded each year at $468,924 federal funds.  More information on TRIO programs (8) can be found on the US Department of Education website. 

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TRIO SSS at the University of Montana is a proud affiliate partner with the Montana College Attainment Network:

Montana College Attainment Network