TRiO Student Support Services


 As mandated by Congress, two-thirds of the students served must come from families with incomes at 150% or less of the federal poverty level and in which neither parent graduated from college. More than 2,900 TRiO projects currently serve more than 840,000 low-income Americans. Many programs serve students in grades six through 12. Thirty-five percent of TRiO students are Whites, 35% are African-Americans, 19% are Hispanics, 4% are Native Americans, 3% are Asian-Americans, and 4% are listed as “Other,” including multiracial students. More than 7,000 students with disabilities and approximately 6,000 US veterans are currently enrolled in the TRiO programs as well.

In order to be eligible to receive services through SSS, you must meet at least one of the following federal requirements:

  • First generation college student, neither parent has a college degree, or
  • Meets US Department of Education Income Guidelines or
  • Documented physical or learning disability.
  • Be currently enrolled or have been accepted for full-time study at KCKCC.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Meet the academic need criteria as established by the SSS Program.
NOTE: Meeting first generation, low income and disability program eligibility criteria does not guarantee admission into SSS. Prospective participants must also demonstrate the ability to benefit from program services. Students who have attained a bachelor’s degree are not eligible for the program.



If you think we can help, we’d love to meet you!  Simply call 913.288.7181 to set up an appointment with the Director, or stop by our office located in the Jewell building, upper level, room 3379. Please fill out the below forms and bring them to your appointment for more efficient processing.

Phone: 913-288-7181
Fax: 913-288-7648
Michael Cozart
Project Director

Sara Reck
Transition Coordinator

Molly Fisher
Math Learning Specialist

Kaitlyn Stunkard

English Learning Specialist

Marquida Johnson


Hours & Location
Upper Floor - Learning Commons (Library) 

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 6 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

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