TRIO Success Center

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The TRIO program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements, and motivates students toward the successful completion of their post-secondary education. Student Support Services programs may also provide grant aid to current participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants.


  • Instruction in math, writing, reading, financial literacy and study skills
  • Tutorial services and mentoring programs
  • Academic, financial aid, and personal coaching
  • Assistance in securing admission and financial aid for enrollment in 4-year institutions after graduation
  • Career exploration
  • Direct scholarships to current participants who are receiving Federal Pell Grants


  • Number of students served by Student Support Services: 182
  • Persistence Rate: 93%
  • Good Academic Standing: 89%
  • Associate degree or certificate 62%
  • Degree or certificate and transfer to 4-year institution 15%
  • Annual grant total: $281,511

Central Maine Community College TRIO Student Support Services program receives 100 % of its funding through an annual US education grant in the amount of $309,836.

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