Eligibility Overview

You are eligible to receive services from Student Support Services as long as you meet all four requirements, one support need, and one academic need. Once you have finished reading the requirements, fill out the online application or stop by the TRIO/Student Support Services office to apply.


  1. Be enrolled in a transferable associates degree program at PPCC (full-time students have priority)
  2. Demonstrate a need for academic support to successfully complete a PPCC degree or transfer to a four-year college
  3. Be a low income individual and/or first generation college student and/or a student with a documented disability
  4. Be motivated

Support Need (at least one)

  • First Generation (neither parent has obtained a Bachelor's Degree)
  • Disability (documented disability with OASIS)
  • Low Income (taxable Income –based upon FAFSA or IRS 1040)

Academic Need (at least one)

  • English Placement Test
  • Math Placement Test
  • Reading Placement Test
  • High school GPA < 2.0
  • College GPA < 2.0
  • Out of academic pipeline for five years
  • Earned a GED
  • Non-native English speaker