To qualify for the TRiO Student Support Services Program, a person must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
  • Be a first generation college student ( meaning neither parent has earned a bachelors degree)
  • Be at least a full-time student, working toward an Associate of Arts/Science degree at Hartnell College AND planning to transfer to a university

Have an academic need as determined in the interview with the TRiO director and be either:

  1. Financially limited, according to the TRIO Federal income guidelines and also using financial aid criteria 
  2. A student with a verified disability.

How do I apply?

  •  Click on the TRIO Student Support Services Program Application link to the left panel for the application process.
  • If you need more information, please contact us by phone at (831) 759-6013, or email at You may also reach out to any of TRIO Staff directly.