TRiO Student Support Services 


www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices

423-323-0216        Fax 423-279-7638

What is TRiO Student Support Services?
TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Education. SSS provides supportive services to enhance the potential for success of eligible college students. The program also provides services and assistance to students who plan to transfer to a university. Students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a post-secondary education program and have an established need for academic assistance in order to receive TRiO SSS assistance.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
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Do I qualify for TRiO Student Support Services?
All participants must qualify on the basis of income eligibility and/or first generation college student status, and/or disability.

  • Income eligibility is determined by family size and household taxable income for the previous year. All student applicants must submit copies of tax returns for documentation if not accessible in the Financial Aid Office. All information is kept confidential.
  • First generation college student status is determined by a self-reported student-generated statement assuring that neither parent/guardian has earned a bachelor’s degree.
  • Disability status is determined through current documentation of a disability. It is the student’s responsibility to provide current documentation. If registered with Northeast State’s Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD), disability status will be verified by SSS staff through contact with the CSD office. If you are not registered with the CSD and need accommodations, it is recommended that you visit the CSD Office, Room C1101.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
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What Services are offered if I become a TRiO Participant?
TRiO Student Support Services provides academic, transfer, and career advisement as well as access to cultural events, workshops and seminars, and tutorial services. All services are designed to enhance participant success. Tutoring is offered in all core curricula courses under the divisions of math and science, and English. All services are offered at no cost to the participants.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
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How do I apply for TRiO?
Applications can be obtained in room C1107 on the Blountville Campus, Room 330 at the Kingsport Higher Education Center (KCHE), and room E110 on the Elizabethton Campus. Applications must be fully and accurately completed before consideration will be given for acceptance into the program. The program director reviews the applications and determines eligibility based on: first-generation status, income eligibility, or handicapped status, and academic need. Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding their acceptance into the program. Upon acceptance, applicants will be assigned an academic advisor based on their major of Associate Degree or University Parallel.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices

Where can I receive help if I am not eligible for TRiO services?
Each student is assigned an academic advisor upon enrollment based on their major. Student may also receive assistance from the Student Success Center and the Career Services and Employment Center. Students who need tutorial assistance can also receive help from The Learning Center on the first floor of The Learning Resource Center (library). Private tutoring may be possible for students willing to pay. The TRiO Tutor Coordinator will make inquiries for students from TRiO Tutors. Tutors who choose to do private tutoring set their own schedules and pay scales.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services      423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
Click on: Online Resources

Student Success Center                                  423-323-0214
advising@NortheastState.edu
www.northeaststate.edu
Click on: Student Success Center

Career Services                                               423-354-5167
careersvcs@NortheastState.edu
www.northeaststate.edu/careerservices

The Learning Center                                        423-354-5112
tlc@NortheastState.edu
www.northeaststate.edu/tlc

What subjects are offered for tutoring?
Tutoring is offered in the college core subjects of math, science and English depending on the availability of qualified tutors.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services      423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
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Who are the tutors and how do they qualify?

TRiO hires peer, professional and volunteer tutors. Peer tutors are Northeast State students who have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better, A’s and B’s in the subjects they tutor, and two favorable faculty recommendations. Tutors must also have good communication skills and subject knowledge.

Professional tutors are those who have earned a degree, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and have two faculty and/or character recommendations.

Volunteer tutors are Northeast State students, Phi Theta Kappa volunteers, or retired persons from the community. GPA’s and references are checked.

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices
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When is the best time to apply for TRiO Services?
The best time to apply to be a participant in TRiO is the beginning of your freshman year or early in your current semester. 180 eligible participants are accepted into the program each academic year. Slots fill up quickly. 

Contact: TRiO Student Support Services     423-323-0216
trio@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/studentsupportservices