Skip to main content Skip to footer
Students posing for photo while outside and walking

Saginaw Valley State University's TRIO Student Support Services Program

TRIO-SSS is a program designed to help students achieve their academic goals at SVSU

The TRIO-SSS Program provides academic support and services to admitted and enrolled students at Saginaw Valley State University with varying needs. The TRIO-SSS program is a federally funded program through the Department of Education and free to all eligible students. Eligible students will receive holistic support through services such as priority course registration, mentorship, tutoring, financial literacy, counseling, and more. The purpose of TRIO SSS is to increase the rates of academic achievement, retention, and graduation among historically underrepresented students.

Join our program - Apply Today!

Gain all the benefits of being in TRIO Student Support Services by applying today! As an active participant you will have access to an advisor, peer mentors, graduate school visits, cultural immersion, community engagement, and much more. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Are you eligible for TRIO-SSS?

Admitted and enrolled SVSU students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to participate in TRIO-SSS if they are also:

How TRIO-SSS can benefit you

TRIO-SSS provides a wide variety of academic support services for you to choose from. If any of the support services listed below sound helpful, TRIO-SSS may be a good fit for you!

  • Academic tutoring
  • Priority course registration
  • Study tables
  • Financial literacy programs, including assistance with understanding and applying for financial aid and seeking out public or private scholarship opportunities
  • Academic success plans with focus areas in:
    • Advising for course selection
    • Staying on track with college graduation requirements
    • Counseling and mentorship
    • Applying to graduate or professional programs
  • Holistic advising
  • Success workshops
  • Résumé building
  • Laptop and calculator check-out
  • Graduate school tours (in and out of state)
  • Community engagement opportunities

TRIO Student Support Services is fully funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the department of education. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. 


TRIO Student Support Services
William Washington, PhD

228 Wickes Hall
(989) 964-2213