To participate in the TRIO Student Success Program, students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment at Western Michigan University.

First-generation, income-eligible college students with academic need and college students with disabilities are eligible to participate in TRIO projects.

  • First-generation is defined as neither parent has received a four-year degree or if the primary supporting parent doesn’t have a four-year degree.
  • Income Eligible is defined by the U.S. Department of Education as an individual whose family's taxable income for the preceding year did not exceed 150 percent of the poverty level amount. This number is adjusted yearly and is based on your taxable income. For current income levels click here.
  • A student with disabilities is defined as a student who has a documented disability at Disability Services for Students at WMU.

Applying to TRIO SSP

First-year students will receive an application packet from TRIO SSP prior to orientation if they are identified as eligible. 

If you would like to apply online, please use the link below. You only need to turn in one application. Please complete the online application in it's entirety before submitting it. 

Apply online Here