The TRiO Student Support Services Program (formerly known as PLAN) is a program funded by the United States Department of Education. Under the federal guidelines, students who are enrolled at Massasoit Community College may be eligible to participate in the TRiO Program if they are: first-generation college attendees, low income, or have a documented disability. The goal of the program is to increase retention, graduation, and transfer rates from two-year to four-year institutions by providing an array of comprehensive support services to assist with academic and personal needs.
To receive services in the TRiO Program, you must be:
Students qualify for the program by demonstrating academic need and meeting at least one of the following criteria:
Federal guidelines required two-thirds (2/3) of the participants qualify as low income and first generation, or have a disability. Also, one third (1/3) of the students with disabilities must also be low income status.