For forty years, UVM’s TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) served first-generation college students, students who have a documented disability, and students whose family income was categorized as low income within the U.S. Department of Education guidelines. As of September 1, 2020, UVM’s federally-funded SSS Program was not refunded by the Department of Education. As such, the program will close its doors on December 15, 2020.
While its staff are saddened to say goodbye to the program, UVM and its incredible students, institutional leaders at UVM are finalizing a plan to sustain these support for students who identify as first-generation and/or low income students. Like SSS staff, these UVM leaders recognize that all students, regardless of age, background, learning style, etc., should have equal opportunity to reach their full personal, academic, and career potential. Stay tuned for more information, resources, and ways to access specialized support services.