Student Support Services is one of the five Federal TRIO Programs funded through the United States Department of Education. Other TRIO Programs include Upward Bound, Educational Opportunity Centers, Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Program and Talent Search.
The TRIO programs are designed to assist limited income, first generation college students and/or students with a disability. The programs help students enroll in and successfully graduate from a post-secondary educational institution. There are over 1200 TRIO programs throughout the country assisting college students. ASU-Beebe hosts two of these programs: Student Support Services and Upward Bound.
ASU-Beebe Student Support Services is 100% federally funded at $234,635 annually to serve 152 students. In addition to the federal guidelines stated above, students selected to participate in Student Support Services must meet the following criteria: need for academic support, and demonstrated motivation to persist and complete a college degree. Participants are expected to participate in the program until they graduate from ASU-Beebe and transfer to a four-year institution.
Students who join Student Support Services at ASU-Beebe will find that they are surrounded with a dedicated staff to help them succeed in the university environment. Students are encouraged and challenged to meet their academic potential.