TRIO Student Support Services


TRIO Student Support Services is a federally funded program offered by the United States Department of Education and is a part of a network of over 2,800 TRIO programs serving nearly 850,000 students throughout the country. The mission of the TRIO Student Support Services Program at Danville Area Community College is to help eligible students be successful in college and to obtain their Associate degree.

Students may be eligible to participate in TRIO if they are currently enrolled at DACC (full-time or part-time), be a United States citizen or have permanent residency status and meet one or more of the following program eligibility criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student- being a first-generation college student means that neither one of your parents has completed a four-year college or university degree (Bachelor's degree).
  • Have financial need- having financial need means that your individual or family taxable income falls below the official federal low income figure determined by household size.
  • Have a physical or learning disability- having a disability means that you have documented learning or physical disability on file with the DACC Office of Disability Services.

TRIO Participants Receive the Following Services

  • Academic Advisement
  • Counseling for Academic Success
  • Development of Education Plan
  • University Transfer Visits
  • Strategies for Financing College
  • Course Selection and Registration
  • Professional Tutoring
  • Assistance with Scholarship Search and Applications
  • Assistance with Four-Year College/University Applications and Transfer Process
  • Computer Lab
  • Academic Support Workshops
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How to Join TRIO

Students interested in participating in TRIO SSS will need to complete the TRIO New Student Application. This is an online application and once submitted, a TRIO team member will follow up to advise of the next steps in the application process. Please note that all eligible students must be working towards the completion of a certificate and/or associate degree.

All students that complete the TRIO New Student Application will be considered for participation in the program starting in September 2021. For questions regarding the TRIO Student Support Services Program application process, please call the Student Success Center at (217) 443-8898, email, or visit us in Cannon Hall 113.

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TRIO Referral Form

Do you know a Danville Area Community College student that could benefit from the services provided by the TRIO Student Support Services Program? If yes, please complete the referral form below and a TRIO team member will contact the student. If you have questions about the TRIO referral process, please email us at TRIO WORKS!

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TRIO Exit Survey

As a former participant in the Danville Area Community College TRIO Student Support Services Program, we would like to hear from you! Please complete the TRIO Exit Survey below that will help our program staff collect important information for our Annual Performance Report. If you have any questions or need help completing this survey, please contact the TRIO SSS Program staff at (217) 443-8898 or Thank you! 

Office Hours

Fall and Spring- Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer- Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How to Contact Us

Location: Student Success Center (Cannon Hall Room 113)
Phone: 217-443-8898