TRIO Student Success Program is a federally funded success program that helps first-generation, income-eligible college students with academic need and college students with disabilities in their transition to college and until graduation. TRIO SSP participants learn to have fun while achieving their personal and educational goals. 

TRIO SSP is designed to assist eligible students by offering a variety of services tailored to meet their individual needs. We provide services to help students improve class performance and find the necessary resources (academic, financial, career, etc.) on campus and in the community so that they graduate and achieve their life goals.

For over 30 years TRIO SSP has helped hundreds of WMU students obtain their baccalaureate degrees.

Participant eligibility for program services

All services are free to program participants.

To participate in TRIO SSP, students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Western Michigan University. First-generation, income-eligible college students and college students with disabilities are eligible to participate in TRIO SSP projects.

Participant eligibility for grant aid

To receive SSP grant aid, participants of TRIO SSP must be receiving Federal Pell Grants.