TRIO Services

TRIO participants receive the following services once part of TRIO Student Support Services:

All Services are provided remotely during the fall 2020 semester.


Remote Services

Monday - Friday


Appointments via Google Meets, Zoom, or phone 

Limited in-person appointments, contact TRIO advisor 


Academic Advising
TRIO advisors provide academic guidance to help TRIO participants select courses to complete an associate degree at Oakton and transfer to a four-year college or university. TRIO staff also can help students develop effective study strategies, as well as explore career and major options.

Transfer Assistance
Transfer assistance includes helping students explore options at four-year colleges and universities, arranging visits to open houses, and completing financial aid and college applications. TRIO staff may accompany you to meet admission representatives and department chairs at nearby institutions. Yearly, we organize trips to visit both in-state public and private colleges/universities.

College Success Strategies
TRIO hosts and collaborates with campus partners to hold a series of workshops and provide individual consultations for students to enhance their knowledge of attitudes, behaviors, and skills necessary to be successful in college. For eligible students, TRIO offers a one-time, three-credit tuition waiver in a COL 101,CIS 101 or three of the four credits for CIS 103. These courses may assist students in further developing college success skills or computer literacy necessary to support their success.

Tutoring Resources
Individual and group tutoring are available to TRIO participants.  Many students make tutoring a part of their weekly schedule. The TRIO staff can arrange individual, regular tutoring appointments in math for TRIO participants with a professional math tutor for weekly, one-on-one appointments. To learn more about tutoring assistance please contact

Financial Assistance / Scholarship Search
Applying for financial assistance to help pay for college can seem overwhelming. TRIO advisors will take the mystery out of financial aid paperwork by helping students complete the FAFSA and other financial aid forms required for federal and state assistance. In addition, advisors assist students in researching and applying for various scholarships.

Cultural Events and Activities
TRIO sponsors trips to local theaters, museums, and musical events and even pays for admission to Oakton Performing Arts Center events.

Technology Assistance
To assist with academic needs, TRIO works with students to provide technology assistance and support.