The TRiO Student Support Services Program at Creighton seeks to provide academic, emotional, cultural, and financial support for students who meet established Federal and program guidelines. Enrolled participants receive academic advising, personal and career counseling, tutorial assistance, and assistance in applying for financial aid. A limited number of scholarships are available to program participants based on unmet financial need. Student Support Services’ academic and financial services assist participants with persisting year-to-year, maintaining good GPA standing, and graduating on-time. A limited number of scholarships are issued based on program participation and unmet need.
In order to be eligible for program services, students must demonstrate academic need for program services and meet one or more of the following criteria: first-generation student status (neither parent has graduated from a four-year college with a baccalaureate degree); meet income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education; or has a disability and needs academic accommodation.
The Student Support Services offices are located on the second floor of the Old Gym. Call 402.280.2749 for more information.
The TRiO Programs are Federally grant-funded outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.
TRiO funded departments are a part of Creighton’s Educational Opportunity Program division. Student Support Services is the second oldest of Creighton’s five TRiO programs. Creighton is also home to TRiO Upward Bound Classic, Upward Bound Math & Science, Talent Search, and Educational Opportunity Center.