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The University of Missouri-St Louis TRIO Student Support Services program seeks to support eligible transfer students from two-year to four-year institutions while increasing the college retention and graduation rates of program participants. TRIO SSS increases the postsecondary persistence and graduation rates of low-income students, first-generation college students (i.e. students whose parents have not received a bachelor’s degree), and students with disabilities.


Student participants in the UMSL’s TRIO Student Support Services program will benefit from a holistic support model created to provide high impact practices to promote retention and degree completion in a safe and welcoming environment. Our TRIO SSS team will be guided by utilizing best practices to address critical support needs that will combat academic and non-academic barriers that impede student persistence. Through strong collaborative efforts with faculty, staff, and community partners, we will ensure that you are provided with individualized plans to meet your personal needs.