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Student Support Services

A Federally-funded program that provides students with help to successfully navigate through college and complete their graduation requirements.

Who is eligible?

Students complete an application to enroll into the program. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Be a first-generation college student (the applicant’s parents or guardian have not earned a bachelor’s degree)
  • Meet federal income guidelines as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Have a disability documented by a certifying professional

Services Include

  • Academic Coaching
  • Individual & Group Tutoring
  • Counseling
  • Financial Aid Assistance
  • TRIO Grant Aid/Scholarships (if eligible)
  • Study Center with computers
  • Academic Resources
  • Career and College Transfer Services
  • Resource Referral Service

Fall 2021 Updates & Highlights of Services

TRIO SSS Staff has relocated to Main, Room 133, and we are still committed to meeting our students’ needs.  Our Students’ Success is our #1 Priority! We are available to meet with students in-person (mask required), or via Zoom, Bb Collaborate, Email or Phone.  

Academic Coaching Sessions: Phone calls, email exchanges, and Zoom will be encouraged, in addition to in-person appointments, with a mask.

TRIO SSS Tutoring Sessions: There will be in-person (mask required) Tutoring Sessions held in Main 133 and continuing virtual Tutoring Sessions via Bb Collaborate. We also refer students to the College’s Tutoring and Math Centers. Check out their Fall 2021 schedules below.

Tutoring Center Schedule and Math Center Schedule

TRiO SSS (Volunteer) Faculty Tutoring Sessions: Tutoring will take place in-person (mask required).  Sessions will be scheduled according to Faculty’s open-Office hours availability.  Subjects include: Biology, A&P 1&2, Cost Engineering, and English Comp 101.

How to Apply

If you meet the qualifications of the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program, you may apply online through Cincinnati State’s website:

  • In the “Current Students” section of this website, select “MyCState”
  • Enter your Cincinnati State username and password
  • Scroll down the page until you see TRIO SSS PROGRAM APPLICATION on the left side of the page
  • Click the link, fill out the information, and “submit” your application

The TRIO SSS program will contact you, via Cincinnati State email, within 2 weeks after you submit your application.


Location: Main Building (Clifton Campus), Room 133
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.