TRIO Student Support Services

Are you a first-generation college student?

If so, TRIO Student Support Services is for you!

TRIO staff are here to help you acheive your educational goals at Oakton. Students who participate in TRIO are more than twice as likely to achieve their academic goals.

TRIO Student Support Services provides the following services to eligible students:

  • academic advising
  • transfer assistance
  • financial guidance
  • academic assistance
  • 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 earned a 4-year college 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 at to speak set up a time to meet with a staff member, or visit us in person on the Des Plaines or Skokie campus to complete the Request for Services form.