The purpose of TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is to provide services to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates from two-year to four-year colleges/universities, and to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of low-income, first-generation, and/or disabled college students.

In order to reach this goal, TRiO SSS always strives to create an atmosphere where students feel comfortable and have a “homebase” on campus.

Our motto is T.H.E. “TRiO Helps Everybody” and our mantra is “TRiO for Life”!

TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is a federally funded program.

Hours (Spring 2018)

Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Services

We offer the following services, FREE of charge, to students who qualify for TRiO SSS: 

  • Individual and/or small group tutoring for many WCC courses
  • Academic advising to assist with course selection and preparation for graduation
  • Early registration for courses (before the rest of campus)
  • Financial aid assistance
  • Financial Literacy (student loans, credit cards, budgeting, etc.) Tools such as CashCourse
  • Grant aid to lessen loan burden
  • Workshops on how to apply for scholarships, FAFSA, writing a personal statement, study skills, transfer to a 4-year college/university, and more!
  • FAFSA Night provides assistance applying for FAFSA on the first night it opens
  • VITA Tax Service Center provides assistance filing federal and state taxes
  • Summer Math course offerings
  • 24/7 access to study areas and meals during finals
  • Computer lab and printing
  • Fun and food at campus-wide events
  • Variety of study and gathering areas (indoors/outdoors, quiet/loud)

Eligibility

You are eligible if you are: 

  • a US citizen,
  • enrolled or accepted at Windward Community College,
  • meet the criteria of low-income,
  • a first-generation college student (i.e. neither of your parents completed a bachelor’s degree), and/or
  • a student with a disability

How to Apply

Please visit the TRiO SSS Main Office located in Hale Kako’o 116 or call 808-235-7487 to request an application.

Peer Tutoring Positions Available

Help fellow students succeed by becoming a Peer Tutor for TRiO SSS!

Peer tutors must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the University of Hawaii system and:

  • earned an “A” or “B” in the course(s) you wish to tutor
  • received certification from a teacher recommending you as a tutor for the particular course(s)

Please visit the TRiO SSS Main Office located in Hale Kako’o 116 or call 808-235-7487 to inquire further.

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