TRiO provides one-on-one help

Staff Writer

Books: $500, supplies: $80, gas: $70, TRiO: priceless. TRiO has served 1,097 KC students since it started Sept. 1, 2001. The program provides one-on-one academic advising, personal, career, transfer counseling and many more services. The program has awarded more than $45,000 in scholarships to TRiO students.

TRiO is the first College Reading and Learning Association master’s level program certified for tutoring at KC with 80 percent of TRiO students maintaining good academic standing.

TRiO’s mission is to assist students in completing their degree and help them in transferring to a four-year university. This also includes students with disabilities, those who qualify for financial aid and whose parents did not complete a four-year degree.

Besides tutoring and awarding scholarships, TRiO will be hosting “The Boiling Point” Lunch-N-Learn workshop from noon – 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3; “Wise Choice Process” noon – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31; and “Wi$e Money Choice$” 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Devall Student Center Ballroom.

The meal is free, but all students who plan to attend are required to sign up in the TRiO Office in the Student Support Building, Room 123.

To apply for TRiO,  stop by SS123. For questions on qualifying, call 903-988-7590.

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