Student Support Services

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TRIO/Student Support Services (SSS) is a program designed to work with students who are first generation college students and who meet Federal Income Guidelines. Our goal is to help support your success at GRCC and transfer to the college/university of your choice. The program has been serving students at Grand Rapids Community College for over 30 years.

We are funded by the US Department of Education and operate within the Student Success and Retention Division at Grand Rapids Community College. Learn more about TRIO.

Interested in applying?

We want to thank you for your interest in our program.  Due to the high volume of applicants applying for the program, TRIO SSS is full for the Fall 2018 semester, and therefore we are no longer accepting applications at this time. 

We will be accepting applications in the Winter 2019 semester starting on January 8, 2018.  To request an application, please contact our office at (616) 234-4150 or via email at  You may also stop by the Student Center Building, 3rd Floor, Room 332 to pick-up an application.