SSS TRIO Application Criteria

SSS is accepting applications from full-time students to join the next cohort. To be eligible, SSS participants must be a U.S. citizen or meet residency requirements to receive federal student aid.

Each SSS participant must meet at least one or more of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have financial need
  • Neither parent or guardian has a baccalaureate degree


  • Have a documented disability*

*Disability according to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the University of New Mexico Policy 2310 is defined as a substantial limitation of a major life function. This includes students with visual, hearing, learning, psychological, orthopedic, and chronic health disabilities. Students enrolled in SSS must register with UNM’s Accessibility Resource Center: ARC website for the potential of additional academic services.

Ready to Apply?

Our priority application period starts on May 1. For best consideration to join the fall cohort, please apply by the end of July or sooner! Applications will be accepted until available spots are filled.

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