TRIO Student Support Services

  • TRIO students all gathered outside the Renaissance Festival, ready to enjoy themselves in the festivities.
  • TRIO students gathered together at the Pittsburg State University's Veterans Memorial to honor our veterans.

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program that provides support to 150 eligible students enrolled at Fort Scott Community College. TRIO’s goal is to improve student retention, graduation, and transfer to a four-year college/university. TRIO staff supports students with the following services:


  • Tutoring
  • Academic, Personal, and Financial Advising
  • College Transfer Assistance
  • FAFSA Assistance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Career Counseling
  • Cultural Opportunities and Events


To qualify for TRIO students must be enrolled in classes at FSCC; be a US Citizen or National of the United States or meet the requirements for federal student financial assistance; demonstrate an academic need; and meet at least one of the following criteria:


  • First-Generation college student (neither parents nor legal guardian has a bachelor’s degree);
  • Demonstrate a financial need (“low income” according to federal guidelines);
  • Have a documented disability.


Our office is located in the Student Success Center in the southeast corner of Bailey Hall. For more information, call 620-223-2700, ext. 7600. To apply, click here.