The application period is currently closed.

Who Can Join?

Potential TRIO SSS students must be officially admitted and/or currently enrolled at CSU Channel Islands.

To be eligible for TRIO Student Support Services at CSUCI, students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • A first-generation college student (parent(s)/guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree), OR
  • Meet specific low-income federal guidelines, OR
  • Have a documented learning, occupational or physical disability.

Application Process

  1. Applications will be available on April 1. To apply, please visit:

    • All applications are to be submitted online.
    • In order to complete the application, you will need the following information:
      • Taxable Income amount from your most recent Federal Income Tax Return (Note: Dependent students will need parent's/guardian's taxable income.)
      • Household size
      • Parent's/guardian's highest level of education
  2. Applicants will receive notification of their application status no later than July 30.
  3. Students selected for the program will be contacted to set up a mandatory orientation/intake meeting with a TRIO SSS staff member.
  4. Be sure to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the March 2 deadline. You may apply online at the FAFSA website.

How are TRIO SSS Participants Selected?

All TRIO SSS applicants are reviewed by program staff. Decisions are based on academic need and personal information provided on the TRIO SSS application for participation. It is important that you provide thorough and accurate information.

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