Application Process

Director with graduating student

TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) is a comprehensive academic student support program. When students apply to TRiO SSS, we look for two things: eligibility and academic need. As a federally funded program both of these terms are clearly defined and are the basis of our grant funding. Here is what we look for:

A student must qualify in one or more of the following areas: low-income (based on federal guidelines), a first generation college student (custodial parent(s) did not complete a four year bachelor’s degree), or a student with a documented disability (documentation will need to be on file with Access Services in order to qualify under this category).

Academic need
An academic need may be indicated if you have struggled in school in the past, which would be apparent in your GPA. Some students have been out of school for five years or more and have concerns and barriers. Others have multiple struggles that when combined create an academic need. Please think about what your academic challenges may be.

  1. If you are interested in becoming a KEY student, please fill out our online application form

  2. Submit it using one of the following methods: Fax: (360) 867-5395 Email:Key_trio@evergreen.eduMail: TRiO/KEY Student Support Services The Evergreen State College Library 2153 2700 Evergreen Parkway Olympia, WA 98505
  3. Finally, we will verify your program eligibility and contact you regarding the status of your application.
TRiO Student Graduating