Student Support Services
Project Success History
Project Success is a federally-funded TRIO program. TRIO is a collection of educational opportunity programs funded by the United States Department of Education. The “TRIO” name for Project Success is Student Support Services. Project Success was established in 1998 at Illinois Valley Community College. Currently, Project Success serves 165 students.
What is TRIO?
The TRIO programs were the first national college access and retention programs to address the serious social and cultural barriers to education in America. TRIO is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs that motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of a college degree. More than 800,000 low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities — from sixth grade through college graduation — are served by over 3,100 programs nationally. TRIO programs provide academic tutoring, personal counseling, mentoring, financial guidance, and other supports necessary for educational access and retention. TRIO programs provide direct support services for students, and relevant training for directors and staff. Find more information on Student Support Services TRIO programs at the the Council for Opportunity in Education.