Eligibility & Application for TRIO Program

Eligible students must meet one or more of these three criteria:

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

If you are not sure whether you are eligible, please 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.

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 be accepted for enrollment to the University.

If you have any questions about eligibility or your application, email us at: trio@westfield.ma.edu

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