TRiO Student Support Services

North Seattle College has moved to remote operations due to COVID-19. Our support services are available online! 

Contact the Interim TRiO Director and Staff at

North Seattle College's TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program is funded by the US Department of Education and is designed to increase academic success for first generation, low income, and/or students with disabilities.

TRIO-SSS provides comprehensive academic support services and encouragement to eligible to students. Students who join TRIO SSS are more likely to be involved on campus, maintain higher GPAs, and graduate and transfer at higher rates. 

TRIO SSS is federally funded by the United States Department of Education in the amount of $261,888 per year for a period of five years, from September 2020 – August 2025.

Interim TRiO Director Contact

North Seattle College has moved to remote operations due to COVID-19. Our support services are available online! 

TRIO-SSS provides a rich array of services and supports that will help you excel in your program of study. We are in the process of designing a remotely delivered TRIO-SSS program that will:

  • Create a strong sense of community
  • Keep in regular weekly contact with you
  • Link you to services such as advising, tutoring, coaching, financial aid planning and more and ensure you get what you need from these services.
  • Have fun!


Our staff advise on academic, personal and career issues and help you develop strategies for success, such as setting goals, managing time, developing good study habits and making use of community and college resources. They also coordinate advising with your Area of Study advisor.

Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance

TRIO SSS assists with the financial aid application (FAFSA) and can help you locate and apply for scholarships. 

Academic Tutoring and Coaching

TRIO-SSS provides individual and group tutoring to help its members excel in their classes.

College Transfer Planning & University Visits

For students wishing to transfer to 4-year universities, we will help you create an education plan that supports this goal. We will provide you with transfer resources and assistance with admissions applications & personal statements and with opportunities to visit four year colleges and universities.

Cultural and Social Activities

TRIO SSS sponsors events and periodic outings for students. Stay tuned for more information!

Financial Literacy Education

We will help you gain valuable skills needed to make sound financial decisions in such areas as how to manage your money, reduce debt, make sound choices about student loans, understand credit scores and history, and protect against identity theft.


Student mentors are 2nd and 3rd year TRIO-SSS students who can help you navigate the campus & college life. They can consult with you about tips to succeed in school, transfer plans, and more.

Summer Bridge

Beginning in 2021, TRIO-SSS will host students for three fun and informative days to help you register for classes, arrange for financial aid, meet faculty and staff, and learn about life on campus.


Our staff is available to provide brief counseling for students on issues such as time management and other pressures, especially related to balancing competing interests of family, college, work, and other pressures. They can link students needing more in-depth counseling to services in the community.

North Seattle College TRIO-SSS has a three-step application process:

  • Complete and submit the NSC TriO online application
  • If you are eligible, you will be contacted by TRIO Staff to set up an Intake Appointment
  • *If you are not eligible, a TRIO staff member will connect you with other campus resources
  • Complete Intake Appointment with TRIO Advisor


To be TRIO-SSS eligible, you must be:

  • A US citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Admitted and enrolled, or eligible to be enrolled, at North Seattle College in the current or next academic term
  • In need of academic support

You must also meet one or more of the following criteria

  • Neither parent earned a bachelor’s degree
  • Meet low-income qualifications based on Federal Income Guidelines or;
  • Have a disability