Eligibility

  • A student is eligible to apply for the TRIO-SSS if a student meets all of the following requirements:
    • Is a citizen or national of the United States or meets the residency requirements to apply for Free Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • The residency requirement includes students from American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, and the Northern Marianas Island.
  • Students who possess a Resident Alien Card.
  • Working towards an Associates degree at Honolulu CC or plan on transferring to a four-year college or university.
  • Has a need for academic support.
  • Has strong academic potential.
  • Meets one or more of the following criteria:
    • First-generation college student (neither parent received a 4-year undergraduate degree from an accredited U.S. college)
    • Low income student (determined by the Department of Education)
    • Student with an appropriately documented disability

To see if you qualify for TRIO-SSS, please fill out the TRIO-SSS Intake Packet [PDF] and return them to our office with all of the required information. From there, you will meet with our professional staff to determine your eligibility, space availability, and the services we offer.