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"If you're not willing to learn,
no one can help you.
If you're determined to learn,
no one can stop you."
Author Unknown


"The multifaceted program and dedicated workers created the student and person I am today." Tara M.


Personalized Services and Opportunities for Success
Tuition-Free Courses and Advising
Computer Lab-Free Printing

TRIOGain a WORLDLY PERSPECTIVE. Experience learning to a greater degree.

TRIO helps you graduate

What is TRIO?

TRIO helps you graduate by providing developmental courses, personalized advising, academic tutoring and mentoring.


Why Should I Join TRIO?


TRIO has many benefits including:

  • early enrollment for classes
  • personalized advising
  • tutoring and academic coaching
  • easy-to-access faculty
  • select grants and scholarships
  • mentorship
  • private computer lab with free printing
  • laptop computers for short-term checkout
  • leadership opportunities
  • and workshops to help you manage your money, develop your personal brand and career strategy, and pursue excellence in the university

TRIO students are more likely to graduate than their peers


How Do I Join TRIO?


Because TRIO is a premier program, it is also exclusive.


Students must be eligible, apply, and be selected in order to receive benefits and services. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate, a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, and:


  • Be a first-generation student (neither parent earned a bachelor's degree), OR
  • Demonstrate financial need, OR
  • Be challenged with a disability

To be selected, successful candidates must show that they need the program and can demonstrate a potential to be successful at the University of Central Missouri.  Spaces are limited.