Future Students

The TRIO SSS and SSS-STEM Programs are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Qualifying for participation in the TRIO SSS and SSS-STEM Program is competitive. Please be sure to complete all parts of the application in order to be considered for the program.

Interested students must be:

  1. A citizen or national of the U.S. or meets the residency requirement for Federal student financial assistance
  2. A student must be enrolled, as a full-time, bachelor’s degree-seeking student, at NC State University or accepted for enrollment in the next academic semester
  3. A student must have a need for academic support, as determined by NC State University TRIO SSS & SSS-STEM Program, in order to pursue successfully a post-secondary educational program
  4. And the student meets one of the following criteria:
    1. Income Requirements based on federal guidelines (taxable Income) meets federal guidelines
    2. 1st-generation college student (neither parent nor guardian received has a 4-year degree)
    3. An individual registered with the Disability Resource Office


Applications for the 2020-21 school year are now available. Select the box on the side to either download the Collegiate Programs Application 2020-21 or apply online. The link to the online application is go.ncsu.edu/trioapp