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Student Support Services

Placing students in the driver's seat to success!

Offering Students a "Home Away From Home"

Student Support Services provides a "home away from home" feeling that will promote and foster a positive learning environment for all who walk through our doors.

The Key Word is "Education"

"We cannot settle for being average; we must learn as much as we can to be the best that we can. The key word is "education" -- that's knowledge-education with maximum effort.

~ Bill Cosby

Providing Hope and Opportunity

"The Educational Talent Search Program at ASU has provided the positive support to help motivate and encourage students to reach for the stars."

~ Dr. Monica Mack, Head Counselor

Upward Bound

"College is the Expectation and Excellence is the Standard..."

TRIO Programs

The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

History of the Federal TRIO Programs

The Federal TRIO Program began with Upward Bound, which emerged from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, in response to the administration's War on Poverty. In 1965 Talent Search, the second outreach program, was created as part of the Higher Education Act. In 1968, Student Support Services, which was originally known as Special Services for Disadvantaged Students, was authorized by the Higher Education Amendments and became the third in a series of educational opportunity programs. By the late 1960s, the term "TRIO" was coined to describe these federal programs.

Learn More About TRIO Programs at ASU 


Contact Us

TRIO Programs
P.O. Box 271 (ASU Box 325)
Montgomery, AL 36101-0271
334-229-4777 or 4378


Upward Bound

Educational Talent Search

Student Support Services

More Info

Learn more about Federal TRIO Programs by visiting the U.S. Department of Education website.

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