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All applicants to the TRIO Student Support Services program at CSN must contact the TRIO Office to be prescreened by a TRIO staff member to determine eligibility and ability to benefit from program services.

To begin the application process, please print and complete the application checklist, the application, the Application Survey Form, and the College Readiness Survey Form. You must then contact the TRIO office to set an appointment for a preliminary interview.  You may contact us by phone at (702) 651-4441 or by visiting room E-109 on the North Las Vegas Campus. The completed TRIO Application Packet is due at the time of the preliminary interview.

Please note that proof of income must accompany your application.  We request that you provide a copy of the most recently filed tax return. In the absence of such document, a pay stub, proof of social security benefits, Student Aid Report (SAR) or any other type of government assistance documents will suffice. If you are under 24 years of age you must provide proof for self and your parents, if over 24, proof is required for self only.

If you are not a US citizen, please bring a copy of your Alien Residency Card at time of application.  Students with disabilities must be registered with CSN’s Disability Resource Center.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the TRIO Student Support Services program, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident alien of the United States;
  • Currently enrolled at CSN, taking at least 6 credits during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Pursuing a two-year degree program or be on a transfer track to a four year institution;
  • Have need for academic support and the ability to benefit from program services;

Additionally, students must meet one or a combination of the following categories:

  • Meet federal low-income guidelines (determined upon application as set forth by the Department of Education
  • Be a first-generation college student (neither parent graduated from a 4-year institution of higher education); or
  • Have a documented physical or learning disability.

Meeting First Generation, Low Income, and Disability program eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into the TRIO Student Support Services program. Prospective participants must also demonstrate the ability to benefit from program services.

Services

Educational Development and Support

  • Long-term academic advising and planning
  • Career planning based on exploration of career interests and college majors
  • University and college transfer services
  • 4-Year College visits

Financial Aid Assistance

  • Completion and filing of federal financial aid forms
  • Scholarship/grant information and application
  • Textbook lending library and equipment loan services
  • Supplemental funds for qualifying participants
  • Financial and Economic Literacy Education and Counseling

Skill Building Assistance

  • Learning Strategies
  • Study, time management, goal-setting and organizational skills
  • Computer workshops
  • Writing assistance
  • Supplemental course instruction

Caring Community

  • Use of TRIO computer lab for research and assignments
  • Relaxation, socialization and community building in the TRIO Student Lounge providing a “home away from home”
  • Cultural activities

Close Monitoring of Student Progress

  • Behavioral Plan for Academic Success
  • Mid-semester faculty progress reports
  • End of semester grades follow-up