A federally funded program designed to support and encourage those eligible students heading toward transfer to a four year institution. MCC's TRiO-SSS program serves the interests of 227 students each year.

Qualifying students are academically disadvantaged and demonstrate a commitment/ability to transfer and obtain a bachelors degree (within a 6-year maximum time frame) and be:

First Generation (i.e., neither of your parents graduated from a college or university with a bachelor degree)


Low Income (Meet income guidelines)


Have a documented disability

  • The final determination of acceptance into the MCC TRiO-SSS Program is made by the Program Director.
  • First Time Freshman status is preferred.
  • First year participants are accepted on a probationary basis.**

**We reserve the right to dismiss a student from the SSS Program due to poor grades or any other violations of the TRiO-SSS participation agreement.

The following FREE services are available to qualified students:

  • Assistance finding the right college resources
  • University visits
  • Disability Services
  • Transfer-related service and support
  • Grant Awards (Eligibility requirements apply)
  • A variety of Academic Support Workshops
  • Cultural Enrichment Activities (Out-of-state/local field trips, museums, plays, etc.)
  • Awards and recognition
  • Student success publications
  • Assistance with technology resources (printing, computer access, etc.)