TRIO Programs

Programs funded through the US Department of Education


TRIO Programs refers to those programs funded through the US Department of Education that provide assistance and support to low income and/or first generation college bound students (first generation meaning neither parent graduated from a four year college or university) so they will succeed in their educational plans. TRIO programs help students overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education.

The RI Educational Opportunity Center is a TRIO Student Support Services program funded by the US Department of Education. Send comments and suggestions about this website to

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Last Updated: 6/2/17