In-person student services now available at the Community College of Aurora. Learn more about how to schedule and check in for appointments here:

Eligibility & Benefits

Eligibility Requirements

TRiO Student Support Services


Plan to graduate from CCA with a certificate or associate's degree and begin working or transfer to a 4-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree

Have a desire to work with a one-on-one assigned TRIO advisor to assist in academic and transfer planning

Demonstrate a willingness to participate in Office of TRIO Programs/SSC activities including orientation, campus visits, one-on one advising, and success workshops

U.S. Citizen or US Permanent Resident

First Generation: neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree OR

Income Qualified OR

Documented Disability

TRIO participants are more likely than their peers to graduate from community college and transfer to a four-year institution. If you are dedicated to your education, the TRIO programs can help you be as successful as you can be. You will work with your dedicated TRIO advisor to determine a plan that works for you which will support your success at CCA and beyond.


  • An assigned TRIO Academic Advisor/Coach
  • Free Academic, Career, and Transfer Exploration assistance
  • Academic Success Skill Building Workshops
  • Exposure to cultural events and academic activities
  • Participation in Campus Visits where we visit 4-year colleges and universities
  • Assistance applying for financial aid and scholarships

Did you know?

  • The Student Success Center has an 87% persistence rate from fall to spring semesters (64% from fall 2013-fall 2014)
  • Over 86% of students who participate in the Student Success Center programs are making satisfactory academic progress (above a 2.0-grade point average) and more than 18% of SSC students have a 3.5 GPA or above!
  • The average grade point average for SSC students is a 2.85. The average GPA of students NOT in an SSC program is around a 2.62.                  

What SSC students say

"Staff are...inspiring and reassuring"
"Loved making connections with other students"
"Thank you for all your support in completing our educational goals"
"This program has been instrumental in my education, personal, and career growth"
"I am looking forward to spending more time and being more active in TRiO this year"
"Thank you for this opportunity"

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