The TRiO Student Success Program encourages eligible Boise State students to submit an application.
Who Can Join?
- Be a first generation college student (neither parent has a bachelor’s degree), OR
- Have financial need to attend college according to federal guidelines, OR
- Have a documented learning or physical disability.
- To be eligible for the Student Success Program at Boise State, students must meet at least one of the following criteria:
To determine whether you have financial need according to the Federal Government, please submit an application with your TAXABLE INCOME documented and we can determine your eligibility for you.
Financial need is based on the student’s and/or their parent’s taxable income, and must fall within one of the eight low income levels listed below:
Federal TRIO Programs: 2016 Low Income Levels
Size of Family Unit
Taxable Income (Not Alaska and Hawaii)
- All students interested in participating in the TRIO SSP must complete an application to determine eligibility and fit. Applications are available at the Resource Fairs held during New Student Orientation, and can also be accessed via the downloadable link below or by calling the SSP office at 208.426.3583 or emailing the SSP Office Coordinator, Ramona Shipman at RamonaShipman@boisestate.edu
- Complete and submit the TRIO SSP Application (downloadable PDF available on left side-bar).
- Receive written acceptance from the TRIO SSP. Applications are processed near the beginning of August.
- Complete an intake meeting with a TRIO SSP staff member.
Completed applications AND financial verification can be submitted four ways:
- Scan and email it to RamonaShipman@boisestate.edu
- Fax it to (208) 426-2310
- Drop it off at the Student Success Program Building, corner of University and Joyce
- Mail it to: TRIO Student Success Program. 1910 University Drive. Boise ID 83725-1755
Applications are processed on a first-come basis. Submitting an application before August 1st is strongly suggested. Applications will be processed until the program is full. All applications received after the program has reached capacity will be placed on a waiting list if eligible. Students are notified of acceptance through their Boise State University email account within two weeks of receiving the FULLY COMPLETED application.
Acceptance for Enrollment
Once you are accepted into the TRIO SSP you will schedule an appointment to take a learning and study skills assessment. You will then meet with an Educational Specialist, your SSP Adviser, to develop an educational action plan and sign an enrollment contract. Lastly, you will be given a tour of the SSP facilities. At the beginning of the spring semester you will also be matched with a peer mentor to help you adjust to college life.
Assessments: You will take the Learning and Studies Strategy (LASSI) assessment.
Educational Specialist: After completing the assessment tests, an Educational Specialist will review the results and develop an educational action plan with you, complete an enrollment contract with you, and will meet with you once a month throughout your first two years of college for advising.
Tour: After signing your enrollment contract, your adviser will take you on a tour of the SSP facilities and its resources.
Peer Mentor: All new students will be matched with a peer mentor in the Fall semester.