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 Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are available!


    Click here for the SSS TRiO 2014-2015 Brochure

 Click here for the SSS TRiO 2014-2015 Application 


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Student Support Services (SSS) TRiO is a Federally funded program dedicated to helping 180 Napa Valley College students.  The grant serves income-eligible, first-generation students, and individuals with disabilities according to ratios and guidelines set by the federal government. Students must show intent to complete a degree or certificate program and transfer to a four-year institution. Eligible students who are committed to their college education and willing to participate will be offered enriched services designed to help them meet their educational goals.     



Services Provided:

  • Academic Advising: An Education Plan leading to Graduation and/or Transfer will be created and updated with a qualified Counselor or Student Specialist.
  • Counseling: Academic and supportive counseling; early assistance for registration; follow up on mid-semester evaluation reports.
  • Social and Cultural Activities: Participation in theatre, multicultural, and academic events.
  • College Transfer Assistance: Individual planning for admission, application, and transition to four year colleges and universities.
  • Financial Aid: Assistance with filling out the FAFSA application. Help with scholarship searches and applications.
  • Financial & Economic Literacy: Learn about managing your money, saving for college, developing a budget, ways to save money and much more.
  • Counseling 97 Class: All new students are required to enroll in COUN 97 or take another counseling course approved by the program.
  • Tutoring: Academic Mentors are available in a wide variety of subjects.

What are the eligibility requirements?
The grant requires that applicants must meet the following criteria set by the U.S. Department of Education:

  • Be a United States Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be within Federal Income guidelines and/or
  • Neither parent or guardian has graduated from a four-year college      

Candidates must also:

  • Provide required income and residency verification
  • Submit all documents requested by SSS TRiO staff
  • Sign a mutual agreement contract to participate fully in the program
  • Be in good academic standing
  • Earn a degree or certificate and transfer to a 4-year institution

How to Apply:

If you are a student or if you are a staff member/instructor/counselor who identifies a student whom you believe may benefit from our services, please call us at 256-7350 or visit us in our office, building 1300 office 1333. We will screen for Federal guidelines to determine eligibility. 

To Apply:

  • Submit a completed 2014-2015 SSS TRiO Application
  • Submit a copy of your parent(s) or guardians SIGNED 2013 Federal Taxes 

For questions, please call SSS Secretary, Renee Coffin at 707-256-7350.

Where to find an application:

We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Academic year. SSS TRiO applications can be picked up in the following locations: Admissions & Records, Welcome Center, Counseling Center, Financial Aid/EOPS, Learning Services Department, SSS TRiO Office 1333, and applications can be printed and submitted to our SSS TRiO Office. See "Click here for 2014-2015 SSS TRiO Application" above.



 Updated 4/14/14