TRIO Services


TRIO Services


Benefits of being a TRIO SSS student


Academic Advising
Our TRIO SSS Advisor works with you to select the classes that will apply to your chosen major. We advise you on which courses will both complete your degree requirements here at Sandburg and meet degree requirements at your chosen transfer college or university.


Transfer Assistance
We will help you explore the variety of options available to you and help you decide what transfer school best suits your goals. We also take campus visits so you can see firsthand what opportunities are available at the four-year colleges and universities.


Financial Aid & Scholarship Assistance
Everyone needs help paying for college whether you receive financial aid or not. The TRIO SSS staff can help explain the financial aid process and assist you in finding and obtaining scholarships.


Laptop & Equipment Lending
A laptop computer has become an essential classroom tool. TRIO SSS has laptop computers, textbooks, scientific calculators, and digital voice recorders that can be checked out…for free!


Cultural Activities
To get a full college experience, it's important to engage in academic and cultural experiences outside the classroom. TRIO SSS students have attended the Circa 21 dinner theater in Rock Island, watched Broadway shows in Peoria and even traveled to Chicago and St. Louis for day trips.


Sometimes college courses are more difficult than you expect and it’s helpful to have a peer who has been through the course to help you understand the material. The TRIO SSS program can introduce you to our tutors in the Tutoring Center and ensure you get the support you need to be successful.


Study Skills
Many of us begin college without the proper study skills necessary to succeed in college level courses. The TRIO SSS program can provide the support and guidance on how to get organized and study more effectively and efficiently.


Financial Literacy
Attending college is expensive and sometimes, it's tough to set a budget or understand how best to use your resources. The TRIO SSS staff can help you understand your options so that you can use your financial resources wisely.


Jump Start Orientation
Held each August for new TRIO SSS students, Jump Start Orientation is a day-long session that helps you get ahead for the beginning of the academic year.


Career & Major Exploration
Unsure of what you want to study or the career you want to pursue? We can help you explore options that are a good fit for you.