Frequently Asked Questions         

What is TRIO Student Support Services?                                                            

TRIO SSS is a federal program that helps students stay in college. The program enhances students’ academic skills, increasing their retention and graduation rates.

Who is eligible to participate in TRIO Student Support Services Program?

The following criteria must be met to be eligible:

Be a citizen or national of the United States or meet the residency requirements for Federal Student Financial Assistance.
Be enrolled at Hillsborough Community College or be accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at HCC.
Have a need for academic support.
Students must be:
1. Low-Income OR
2. First Generation College Student OR
3. Disabled

Where are TRIO Student Support Services offices located?

Ybor City Campus
2112 N. 15th Street
Tampa, Florida 33605-3648
Faculty Building, Room 116
(813) 253-7660
Fax (813) 253-7789

Dale Mabry Campus
Tampa Bay Blvd / Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33630-3030
Social Science Building, Rooms 242 & 239
(813) 253-7507 or (813) 253-7444
Fax (813) 259-6087

What are the hours of operation?

Office Hours: Monday through Friday
Ybor City Campus: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. for computer and printer use only)
 Dale Mabry Campus: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

What services are provided for students?

The program offers a variety of services and activities:
Academic Advising
Study Skills Developmental Workshops
Transfer Workshops 
Technology Workshops
Financial Aid and Financial Literacy Workshops
Computer use
Cultural Enrichment Activities
Educational Visits to 4-Year Universities
Need and Incentive Scholarship

What is the Transfer Initiative Program?
TRIO SSS provides information about 4-Year colleges and universities; application process, admission, housing, financial aid, and transcripts. SSS provides trips each semester to give students the opportunity to learn about other institutions.