TRIO Student Support Services

The TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally-funded program that provides targeted academic support for students. The TRIO Program offers a number of resources, including one-on-one assistance in areas related to student success. The aim of the program is to guide and encourage students to persevere along their academic path, maintain good or excellent academic standing, graduate from LLCC with a degree, and transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor's degree. TRIO programming addresses key areas such as academic advising, tutoring, career counseling, financial aid application assistance, financial literacy workshops, transfer assistance and cultural enrichment activities.

In order to participate in the program, students must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who meets the eligibility requirements. One or more of these statements must be true:

  • first in the family to complete a college degree
  • qualify for the Pell Grant
  • documented disability
  • plan to transfer to a four-year college or university

The TRIO Program office is located on the main level of Menard Hall, in the Student Services Center across from the Admission and Registration Office. For more information, visit the TRIO office, call 217-786-4986 or visit