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Eligibility & Application for TRIO Program

Review our program supports to learn if our program is a good match with your academic and personal needs.
Please review the program eligibility criteria below. Once you apply we will verify your eligibility.

TRIO serves 160 students with academic need from a diverse cross-section of the Westfield State University student body. This includes students who:

  • demonstrate economic need
  • are first generation college students, where neither parent completed a 4-year college degree 
  • have a documented disability

In compliance with the U.S. Department of Education, two-thirds of program participants must be first generation college students from low-income families, or students with disabilities. In addition, one-third of the participants with disabilities must also be low-income.

Program students must be a citizen or National of the United States or meet the residency requirements for federal financial assistance, be enrolled at the University or accepted for enrollment to the University.

Click here to download a TRIO application.

Please submit your online application to triosss@westfield.ma.edu