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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
Please join us for our Annual TRIO End of Year Celebration on Wednesday, April 29th, 3:30pm-5:00pm in DP 1550. We will be honoring all TRIO Students, particularly those graduating and/or transferring.
Des Plaines, Skokie
TRIO staff have moved!
As of October 20, 2014, TRIO Staff Mike Houlahan, Kristine Panopio, and Annette Prince are now located in the new Des Plaines Enrollment Center (DP 1740).
TRIO Staff provide one-on-one assistance with completing the 2015-16 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
Save the Date: June 3rd and 4th!
TRIO Students will have the opportunity to join us for our Annual Experiential Learning Seminar! Developing goals, building relationships, and challenging yourself like never before...

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

Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

Interim hours

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.*

*other availability by appointment