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TRIO Quick Facts

TRIO Student Support Services (or TRIO SSS) is a federally funded academic and personal development program for students from low income families, first generation college students, and students with disabilities.

  • TRIO's mission is to remove barriers that stand between you and your academic and career goals.
  • TRIO provides a supportive learning community which fosters student success.
  • TRIO offers training to develop effective study skills, tutoring to master course content, and academic, career, and transfer advising services.
  • TRIO strives to assist students in achieving a college education and much more. 
  • The program serves 160 students yearly, and all services are free.

Apply for the TRIO Program

To apply to the TRIO Program at Ivy Tech Indianapolis, complete the following steps: 

  1. Download and complete both pages of the application (PDF)
  2. Submit the application to Paula Manders in the North Meridian Center, room 565 (downtown Indianapolis campus)

Quick TRIO Information

Downtown: 317-917-7159
Lawrence: 317-916-7553

Downtown Indianapolis Campus Hours
(Room NMC 565)
Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Lawrence Hours
(Room F129D)
Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 



TRIO SSS is funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Education. Number of students served per year: 160.  Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.