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Are you a first-generation college student?
If so, Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO is for you. TRIO staff are here to help you graduate and/or transfer from Oakton. Nationwide, students who participate in TRIO programs are more than twice as likely to achieve their academic goals.

Student Support Services (SSS) TRIO is a federally funded program providing:

  • academic advising
  • transfer assistance
  • financial guidance
  • math tutoring
  • college success strategies

All services are free to eligible students.

Oakton students are invited to apply for the TRIO Program if you meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor's degree);
  • You have a financial need that meets income guidelines (as defined by the Department of Education);
  • You have a documented physical or learning disability.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, contact a TRIO staff member, or fill out the TRIO application to start the process.

Des Plaines, Skokie
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Des Plaines, Skokie
TRIO has moved!
Please note, all members of the TRIO staff have moved offices as of October 20, 2014. Mike Houlahan, Kristine Panopio, and Annette Prince are now located in Des Plaines Enrollment Center (DP 1740). Joe Palencia remains in Skokie, but has moved to Room A144 within the Learning Center.
TRiO Staff can still provide one-on-one assistance with completing the 2014-15 FAFSA. While we've passed priority deadlines, it's still not too late for Federal Financial Aid consideration. Schedule an appointment today!
Des Plaines, Skokie
1 on 1 Math Tutoring for Fall 2014
Our professional TRIO Math Tutor, Elizabeth G. is available to meet one-on-one with active TRIO students at the Skokie Campus. We still have some weekly timeslots available on Friday and Saturday. Email Mike Houlahan - for more information. Skokie Campus Learning Center--


Des Plaines Campus
Room 1740 (Enrollment Center - Annex)
Skokie Campus
Room A135 (Learning Center)
Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Summer Semester Hours
(June & July)
Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
Interim Hours (between semesters)
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*
*other availability by appointment