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TRiO Student Support Services

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federal program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

  • is committed to helping participants improve their academic skills, establish goals, and earn a college degree.
  • provides a comprehensive range of services.
  • is designed to provide essential services students need to stay in college until they graduate and / or transfer to a four-year institution.
  • provides a comfortable and dedicated learning environment at no cost.
To be eligible for TRIO SSS, federal regulations require that the participants must be enrolled at WKCTC, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and meet at least one of the following criteria:
  • Meet low-income guidelines (family meets Federal Eligibility Guidelines, as verified by WKCTC)
  • Be a first generation college student (neither parent, step-parent, or guardian with whom you have lived has earned a bachelors degree)
  • Have a documented disability
  • Workshops in life skills, study skills, and career planning
  • Individual tutoring
  • Computer lab and printing
  • Personal education plans
  • Transfer information and campus visits to four-year institutions
  • Cultural enrichment activities
  • Financial management assistance and financial literacy training
  • Mentoring and coaching by project staff
WKCTC's TRIO SSS program is funded to serve 206 students who meet certain eligibility requirements. Once an application is submitted, an interview will be scheduled. Each applicants academic needs and educational goals will be reviewed. A letter will be sent regarding your status with the program.
  • Complete an application
  • Meet with advisor at least twice each semester
  • Request tutoring when needed
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Stay active in program services
  • Demonstrate commitment to succeed in college
To apply for the TRIO Student Support Services program, complete a TRIO SSS application. Applications are located in the Anderson Technical Building, room 126.

Gail Bachuss

TRIO Support Services
West Kentucky Community & Technical College
4810 Alben Barkley Drive
Anderson Technical Building, room 126
Paducah, KY 42001

Monday Thursday
7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.