WELCOME to TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) at the University of Montana! For many of our students, TRIO SSS is a home away from home. We hope that you feel the same way when you become a member. As you navigate our website you will find an abundant amount of support, whether you are new to UM or a returning student.
Mission Statement: Promoting Academic and Personal Growth Through Comprehensive
Support and Genuine Care.
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.
We are located on the third floor of Aber Hall. The Bear Den (your place to study, relax, meet with your tutor/mentor, chill) and Computer Lab (TRIO students get free printing here). Office hours are 7:30am-6:00pm Monday-Thursday and 7:30am-5:00pm on Friday.
TRIO Book Loan: The SPRING, 2024 Book Loan Application is now CLOSED. If you still have book loan needs please don't hesitate to reach out. If we have the book on our shelves we can still loan it to you! Only ACTIVE TRIO Scholars who have returned past book loans are eligible for this program.
TRIO SSS is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the current annual budget is $504,749. There are 15 TRIO SSS programs in Montana and nearly 1200 across the U.S. and its territories. More information on TRIO programs can be found on the US Department of Education website.
TRIO SSS at the University of Montana is a proud affiliate partner with the Montana College Attainment Network: